ST. JOHN, Wash. -- An intruder is complaining about the way he was treated after the people whose home he was breaking into tied him up.
47-year-old Michael E McCarthy was booked into the Whitman County Jail early Wednesday on several charges including burglary, assault, mischief, vehicle prowl and theft.
Deputies said they were called to a home in St. John, Wash. around 6:00 a.m. and found McCarthy tied up with zip-ties and lying in the middle of garage floor of the victims’ home.
The homeowners told deputies they caught McCarthy burglarizing their home, so they “secured” him while they waited for authorities to arrive.
Deputies said McCarthy later admitted to breaking into the home with intent to steal, but said he did not feel his actions warranted being assaulted by the homeowners.