Naked, Bleeding Thief Breaks Into Museum, Spends the Night Rearranging its Storage Facility


On September 1 a naked and bleeding 22-year-old man broke into the Sedro-Woolley Museum in northwest-most Washington State and spent the night rearranging objects in the small institution’s storage facility. He was eventually arrested by Sedro-Woolley Police in a stolen car and in possession of objects taken from the museum. Police told KIRO-7 that the man was likely on drugs at the time of the break-in.

“He was in there overnight, into the next morning,” Carolyn Freeman, the museum’s curator, told KIRO-7. “He’s nude, and he’s placing items into some sort of pattern on the floor… I’m just glad he was contained to the storage room, and away from the main body of the museum.”

The man had been released by Sedro-Woolley Police earlier that day after being arrested for trespassing at an area Walmart and peeking into cars with the intention of stealing them. In a matter of hours he had succeeded in boosting an automobile, used it to break through a garage door, and gained access to the museum’s storage space. Freeman hopes the museum’s donors will be able to cover the cost of repairing damage caused by the naked thief.

“Through the years, there have been a lot of interesting things here,” she said. “But this one is just very bizarre… Bottom line, stay off the drugs, because you never know what it’s going to do to your brain.”

— Benjamin Sutton

(Photo via Sedro-Woolley Museum/Facebook.)