Suspect apologizes for breaking into woman’s basement

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by HAYLEY GUENTHNER & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on February 20, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Updated Thursday, Feb 20 at 7:47 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Police caught a man hiding in a stranger’s basement after he ran from them Wednesday night. On Thursday, the suspect told KREM 2 News he was 'sorry.'

Officers knocked on the woman’s door on Tuesday night and she had no idea the suspect was in her home.

“When I let them in they said ‘Someone is hiding in your basement,’” said Elizabeth Johnson.

The officers went into the home and Johnson watched them coax the suspect into giving himself up.

The suspect was identified as Benjamin Higgins, who also goes by Cash Jackson.

KREM 2 News spoke with Higgins Thursday and he apologized for scaring Johnson. He said he had a Department of Corrections warrant out for his arrest. 

Higgins said he wishes his victim had handled it differently. KREM 2 asked him how he would feel if someone hid in his home.

He said, “I’d hide them. I would.”

Higgins is now facing charges of obstructing a Law Enforcement Officer, Hit and Run and Criminal Trespass.
 

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