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Kansas burglar all washed up

August 17, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

A Kansas burglar apparently likes to be clean -- but isn't very adept at clean getaways. Police in Wichita said a man apparently broke into a house Friday night to wash his clothes but fled in boxers, with his jeans still in the washing machine.

Here's what happened: A woman reported that she returned home, found her basement laundry room in disarray and went upstairs to call her husband. That's when a man wearing only blue boxer shorts came upstairs, grabbed her purse and ran out the door. Police Sgt. Diane Varnell said the woman chased him and recovered her purse, but the burglar was still on the loose.

Varnell said it appeared that the man simply needed to wash his clothes.

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