Man breaks into house to make himself toast by setting pack of cigarettes on fire


Toast (illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

A man was arrested on a charge of trespassing after allegedly breaking into a hose to make himself toast, according to police in Washington.

The Seattle Police Department said that they have arrested the 23-year-old man early Tuesday, after taking up residence in a for-sale home without actually buying it.

Officers were called to the home in the 4800 block of South Othello Street around 5:30 A.M., after learning that the man had taken up residence inside.

Police found that someone had taken down a real estate company’s sign, advertising the home for sale, and dumped it in the yard.

Officers then saw the 23-year-old man in the basement, attempting to set fire to a cigarette package.

When officers entered the home through an open basement door and contacted the man, he told officers that he had taken a liking to the house and had taken down the for sale sign.

The man, who appeared to be under the influence of methamphetamine, had built a makeshift toaster in the basement, laying a piece of bread on top of a grate, which he’d set over the cigarette package that he had been trying to ignite when officers arrived.

Police booked the man into the King County Jail for property destruction and trespassing. The home’s owner, who lives outside of the United States, was notified about the incident.