- Associated Press - Thursday, May 22, 2014

MERCER ISLAND, Wash. (AP) - A man suspected of breaking into mailboxes at a Mercer Island apartment building jumped into Lake Washington to escape but was fished out by a Seattle police boat.

KIRO reports (https://bit.ly/1sZoqFt ) the apartment manager discovered a man and woman breaking into locked mailboxes about 2 a.m. Thursday. He blocked their car and responding officers took the woman into custody.

The man knocked down an officer and ran away. The officer was treated for a minor head injury.

A Washington State Patrol trooper spotted the suspect about 4:15 a.m. walking across the Interstate 90 floating bridge. He jumped in the water and was found about a half-hour later by Seattle Harbor Patrol.

Police found stolen mail in the couple’s car. Both are now in jail.

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Information from: KIRO-TV, htthttps://www.kirotv.com/index.html


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