LYNNWOOD — A burglary suspect was arrested Thursday after allegedly leaving a trail of gummy worms, pills and broken glass in a parking lot along Highway 99.
An alarm sounded at 1:19 a.m. at the Kicking Pig Bar and Grill. Lynnwood police found a broken front window at the Premium Cigars &Pipes shop next door. Blood was found on the motion sensor just inside the window.
Surveillance video showed a man had used a metal device called a center punch to shatter the glass. Further entry was blocked by window bars.
As the police were looking around, a silver Toyota Camry emerged from a parking lot across the street. The two businesses in that lot, a pizza place and a nail salon, are closed at night.
Officers recognized the driver from previous interactions related to his drug use, according to the arrest report. A tracking dog also led investigators from the cigar shop to the parking lot where the Camry had been.
There, they found broken glass that appeared to match the windows at the cigar shop.
“The glass was in a small mound as if it was dumped,” officer Alec Dyngen wrote in his report.
Drug paraphernalia allegedly was found among the glass shards, along with a Snickers wrapper and a “small pile of gummy worms.” There also was a variety of red and pink pills, mostly sinus medication, some of it covered in blood.
The suspect, 21, allegedly had gummy worms with him in the Camry, as well as a center punch, and red and pink pills. Broken glass could be seen on the dash. He also had a large fresh cut on his hand.
The suspect reportedly admitted to breaking the windows. He claimed he was paid by another man, who is a burglar, to test law enforcement response times to business alarms.
He remained in custody Friday.