The Morning Blotter: “I bet you’re wondering why I’m carrying these Xbox games,” officer.

That’s what one (obviously telepathic) alleged burglar said to police when they confronted several blocks from the scene of a break-in in the Central District last week.

Around 1:00pm on December 28th, police received a report of two men “ransacking” a home in the 400 block of 26th Ave S.

A neighbor gave police a good description of the suspects, and officers stopped the suspects two blocks away from the home after one of the men tried to duck behind a fence post.

One man, who was carrying a brown paper bag full of video games, told officers “I bet you’re wondering why I’m carrying these Xbox games.”

The other man, who had a Gamecube hanging out of his backpack, told officers “he knew the items he possessed were probably stolen,” a police report says.

Police recovered a stolen computer monitor near the scene, and found 24 Xbox games, a laptop, Gamecube and two smoking pipes and a brillo pad on the suspects, who told officers they had just purchased the items from a crack cocaine user.

(For those of you who aren’t in the know, those last two items are typically combined when smoking

Given all of that, it should come as no surprise that one of these two distinguished gentlemen was sporting a WSU Cougars hat when police arrested him.

Police determined that the suspects’ shoeprints matched those found at the crime scene a few blocks away, and officers booked one of the burglars into the Youth Service Center, and the other into the King County Jail.

Police weren’t able to find an Xbox and two other laptops apparently taken in the burglary.