Police: Robbery suspect found in garage after jumping in Puyallup River

PUYALLUP, Wash. - The Puyallup Police are exactly right: It was definitely a Thanksgiving morning to remember.

After searching the Puyallup River on Thursday morning for a burglary suspect who they say jumped in to avoid capture, police arrested the man after they say he was found wet and naked in somebody's garage.

Captain Scott Engle said police responded to a burglary in progress call at a landscaping business in Puyallup just before 4 a.m.

Two suspects fled the scene in a vehicle, which ended up near the 5th St. bridge, Engle said.  Both got out and ran in different directions.

The driver jumped into the river, police said, but the other suspect has not been located.

Police called in the King County Sheriff's helicopter to assist in the search, but the helicopter didn't find any sign of the man in the river.

Police said a homeowner found the driver in his garage, where he had apparently ducked in to warm up. They said the homeowner didn't know what the man was up to, and drove him to Bonney Lake to try to help out.

Police arrested the man in Bonney Lake, and said he'll be booked on multiple charges including burglary and felony eluding.

His clothes were found on the bank of the river.