VANCOUVER, Wash. -- A burglar armed with a knife snuck in the back door of a Vancouver home with a family inside and hid until an alert neighbor saved the day, police said.
The couple and their two young children were unaware that 33-year-old Shaun Turner was inside their home. But after the neighbor called 911, police managed to carefully usher the children and dad out.
The mom was sleeping in a downstairs room right next to where Turner was hiding so police said they could not get her out right away.
Instead, they called her cell phone and instructed her to lock herself in the bedroom while they cleared the house, located near 30th and U streets.
Police discovered Turner hiding in a bathroom and used a Taser to capture him, said Kim Kapp of the Vancouver Police Department.
Authorities were notified about the burglar shortly after 7 p.m. The neighbor reported seeing a suspicious man who may have been on drugs go through the back door of the nearby home, Kapp said.
Police booked Turner in the Clark County Jail on charges of burglary and resisting arrest.
No one in the home was injured.
Turner appeared in court on Thursday and his bail was set at $50,000.
(KGW reporter Mark Hanrahan contributed to this report.)