Botched Burglary

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Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 11:25am

Burglar drops ID when confronted by retired Marine sniper.

A burglar left behind more than fingerprints in a Bremerton, Washington home earlier this week - he left a full bag of personal belongings, including his ID.

The man was arrested when he tried to make a deal with his victims.

Early Tuesday morning, Kristin Foreman's makeup samples, her phone and vital information from her family's computer was stolen by a stranger, who had woken her up.

"I tapped my husband and said, somebody's here," she said.

After breaking into their two cars, the burglar got into the Foreman family home through the unlocked garage door, right next to the U.S. Marine Corps flag.

"Wrong house to break into, right?" she said.

While the robber grabbed Kristina's makeup, her husband - a retired Marine sniper - came out of the bedroom with a gun.

"He yelled 'Get out now' and the guy says 'Yes sir,'" said Foreman.

About 12 hours later, Bremerton police arrested Shane Jackman back at the Foreman's house.

When he ran off, he left a bag of personal belongings, including his ID, in front of the house.

Jackman told police he called the family and offered to return their stolen items in exchange for his stuff.

When he arrived, police were waiting for him.

"He was crying on the phone, really remorseful," said Foreman. "He wanted to return it. He didn't know what to do."

Foreman thought Jackman was coming back to apologize, but whatever the case, she's glad he's locked up.

"It was closure, because when you have someone break into your house, you're looking at everyone wondering, 'Did you break into my house?'" she said.

Prosecutors say Shane Jackman has a long criminal history.

He's been in prison or under supervision since 1994.

Jackman is being held on $100,000 bail.
 

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