‘Modern Robin Hood’ nabbed

EVERETT — A felon arrested for investigation of 15 counts of burglary reportedly told police he was a “modern Robin Hood.”

Everett police allege the man, 26, committed all the break-ins in one night. He was arrested early Wednesday morning.

The Everett man is accused of breaking into a storage business in the 10100 block of 9th Ave. W and cutting the locks to more than a dozen units.

A manager at the site spotted the suspect walking through an apartment complex just west of the storage business.

The man, who’s 6 foot, 5 inches tall, jumped over a fence and ran into the woods.

Police surrounded the area and a Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office police dog was used track him down.

The dog flushed the man from the woods toward Evergreen Way and SW Everett Mall Way where he was taken into custody.

He was shot with an electronic stun gun and also had scratches, according to a police report.

The suspect allegedly told police he used bolt cutters to break the locks off the storage units. Police later found an abandoned black backpack with bolt cutters near the crime scene.

He also made a statement about being a “(expletive) modern Robin Hood,” police wrote in a report used to establish probable cause for the man’s arrest. The report didn’t say why the man compared himself to the heroic outlaw of English folklore who was known for robbing the rich and giving to the poor.

When the suspect was arrested in a 2007 burglary, he allegedly said his motive was an Oxycontin habit.

The man later was sent to prison.

Court records show he was convicted of burglary, attempted burglary and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Eric Stevick: 425-339-3446; stevick@heraldnet.com.

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