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Published:July 6th, 2014 12:18 EST

Meth Head Burglar Found Hiding in a Box of Stuffed Animals

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Washington police officers found a man crammed into a giant box of stuffed animals when they responded to a burglary alarm at a Tacoma thrift store.


According to Pierce County Superior Court documents, officers responded to the St. Vincent De Paul thrift store and found Michael Howell hiding inside a box of stuffed animals in the yard outside the store.

The 29-year-old reportedly told officers that he had smoked meth and then jumped in the box after he got spooked by the burglar alarm."


A cute burglar might be able to hide in a box of stuffed animals, but a meth head sticks out like a sore thumb. A scary-looking meth head would be well-advised to try to blend in with a mob of lumbering zombies or a pack of rats.

The reprehensible and contemptible meth head told the police: I came here for clothes and food, bro. Well, he`s going to get a jazzy orange jumpsuit and delicious bologna sandwiches in jail.

At least the meth head had the good sense to steal clothes from a thrift shop, it would have been insane if he had broken into a Nordstrom store looking for new duds.

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