Saturday, September 14, 2013

Weird Crime: A Night at the Museum




Sedro-Woolley, Washington

On September 1 of 2013, 22-year-old Kevin Quinn was arrested for allegedly prowling for vehicles to steal in a Walmart parking lot. He was cited and quickly released by the Skagit County police. Letting him back out of the police station turned out to be a very bad idea.

Within hours, Kevin was able to successfully steal a truck (probably went to a Target parking lot instead), which he used to drive over to the local Sedro-Woolley museum. He then broke in to the museum's storage area and began committing other acts of criminal mischief...while also being completely naked.

It's unclear when or why Kevin decided to break the law in the buff, but that's actually not the weirdest thing that he did. Surveillance video provided by local news station KIROTV.com (which was thankfully blurred out around Kevin's junk) shows that he attempted to arrange various ladders and boards into the shape of an M...or maybe a W. It's hard to understand his perspective on this (along with a number of other things).

Kevin also broke off parts of a wagon and attempted to boost an antique air compressor and stove top. Embedded below is the local news report on the incident, complete with 'naked' puns and the museum's director, Carolyn Freeman, watching and reacting to the video of a naked man wreaking havoc on her operation.





Police were later able to locate the stolen truck that Kevin had used to transport himself to the museum. Inside of it was a massive amount of sawdust along with beer cans and various pieces of museum property.

There was also a substantial amount of Kevin's blood smeared all over the place. When police apprehended him, they noted that he had a fresh wound on his hand that was still bleeding. This indicated that he probably suffered the injury while inside the storage area (or experienced a very ill-timed occurrence of stigmata). It is also believed that drugs may have been involved/responsible for his bizarre behavior.



For a couple of days, Kevin Quinn's identity was very hard to track down (His mugshot has still not been made public). It finally became available, however, when he pleaded not guilty (?) to charges of second degree burglary, third degree theft, first degree malicious mischief, theft of a motor vehicle, and assault (?).

I'm really not sure how Kevin thinks he will get out of this one. But I'd like to think that his lawyer/public defender lost a bet or is being put through some type of legal hazing ritual.

Quinn, who also has six prior felony convictions, is currently residing in the Skagit County Jail on $25,000 bond. He is due back in court on October 10. Meanwhile, Carolyn Freeman has a message for the youth of America:

"Stay off the drugs"


Especially if you visit a larger museum and manage to get inside the main lobby.




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