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Break-in suspects found asleep on stolen goods

Sleeping on Loot
In this photo released by the Monroe Police Department, burglary suspect Kyle Burress sleeps on pillows and pads allegedly stolen from a nearby department store on July 9. Police say they took the pictures before waking the suspects.AP
/ Source: The Associated Press

Police say a trail of pillows and backpacks led to two sleeping men who were arrested after a department store break-in.

Twenty-five-year-old Kyle Burress and 27-year-old Allen Pierce have been charged with second-degree burglary.

Police spokeswoman Debbie Willis says a break-in was discovered July 9 at a Fred Meyer department store northeast of Seattle. The two were still being held on bail Monday, and it was not clear whether they had lawyers.

Willis says police followed a trail of cardboard and items from storage containers in a locked area behind the store that led to the two men. One was sleeping in a stolen hammock and the other on a pile of stolen pillows.

Police photographed the men before waking and arresting them.

Willis says alcohol was involved.