Imagine being sound asleep as someone ransacked your home. That's what happened to a Spokane Valley couple when their home was burglarized by an admitted heroin addict.
While the thief got lucky he ultimately didn't get away with it.
On Wednesday morning, everything seemed normal for Donald and Sibylle. He got out of bed to make coffee.
"I noticed that our coats were on the kitchen floor," Donald said.
Strange, he thought. And then noticed change on the kitchen floor and somehow the dog got in.
"I went out to the garage and the main rollup door was open," Donald said.
Donald then asked his wife, who was still in bed, where her car was.
"I said 'Where is your car?' and she said 'It's in the garage.' I said 'No it's not.'"
That's when he called 911 and by that time it was clear they'd been burglarized.
"And the whole time we were sound asleep in bed," Donald said.
Just 33 hours later, police caught the suspect, a 26-year-old admitted heroin addict who told detectives he remembered looking in on the sleeping couple as he stole their money, their laptops and finally their car.