Talk about going “Coo Coo for COcoa Puffs!..A homeowner in rural Glenoma in Lewis County, Washington got a big shock Monday when he awoke and found a stranger sitting at his kitchen table calmly eating a bowl of cereal.
Apparently the stranger had walked right in the house, helped himself to some cereal, poured milk on it and sat down to enjoy a bowlful.
But when the stranger saw the 69-year-old homeowner, he jumped up and ran from the house. The homeowner grabbed a rifle and ran after him.
Meanwhile, another resident of the home called 911 and deputies were dispatched to the scene.
The homeowner found the suspect – later identified as a 52-year-old transient from Tampa, Fla. – along the roadside about 500 feet from their residence and ordered him to the ground at riflepoint.
The suspect complied and the homeowner put away his rifle. The residents then hog-tied the suspect and waited for deputies to arrive, Breen said.
When deputies got there, the man was still hog-tied and appeared to be under the influence of some kind of mind-altering substance.
The suspect told deputies he had just tried a “new drug” in the woods. He also said he had been in Florida only a few hours earlier.