"I Just Broke Into A House And The Owner Came Home"

An Oregon burglar didn’t wait to be caught by the cops after breaking into a house, he called them himself.

A 24-year-old man who broke into a Southwest Portland house Monday called 9-1-1 to say the owner had arrived, the Portland Police Bureau reported.

Timothy Chapek, of Southwest Portland, said he was concerned the person might have a gun, police report. Spokesman Sgt. Pete Simpson said the homeowner was an adult male but didn’t know his identity yet.

When Chapek made the call about 7 p.m., he had just locked himself in the bathroom after the homeowner arrived to find him taking a shower.  Simultaneously, the homeowner called police to report that there was an intruder in her Portland home (she told an operator that Chapek had reported he was taking a shower). The pair’s dueling 911 calls can be listened to below.

Portland police officers arrived at the residence, which is in the 2700 block of Southwest Rutland Terrace, and arrested Chapek. The man is being held at the Multnomah County Jail on the charge of first-degree criminal trespass.

This is the burglar, Timothy’s 9-1-1 call.

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This is the homeowner’s 9-1-1 call.

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