A Vancouver man got a bit of a rude awakening last night when he found an unknown man naked in his kitchen cooking up some eggs.
The intruder had just had a shower and was apparently fixing up a bite to eat when he was discovered around 7 p.m. PT, according to police.
The intruder fled when the owner confronted him, but a short time later police arrested a 30-year-old naked man near Trout Lake.
"We think he was on drugs at the time," said Vancouver police Const. Brian Montague.
Police are recommending the suspect be charged with unlawfully being in a dwelling.
The incident highlights the need for homeowners to be careful about leaving doors and windows open during the warm summer weather, said Montague, noting 400 of the 1,157 residential break-ins this year showed no sign of forced entry.
"Ensuring your doors and windows are locked is a simple deterrent. Don’t make it easy for someone to break in to your house."