You’re Busted, No Foolin’ - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

You’re Busted, No Foolin’

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - It was no joke when deputies arrested a 32-year-old Spokane man for a commercial burglary minutes into April 1st.

Officers were dispatched to the Pines Manor Apartments on N. Pines two minutes after midnight Friday. A witness called 911 and reported hearing and seeing a suspect break into the manager's office.

Officer Jeremy Howe was first to arrive and spotted Luqman F. Muhammad running from the office with a lockbox under his arm.  e pursued and quickly captured the suspect.  Inside the lockbox were cash, checks, and other rental receipts and paperwork.

Muhammad told officers he had been suspended for two days without pay from his job and had gambled away most of his paycheck trying to win enough money to cover his rent. When that didn't pan out he found himself at the apartment complex.

Officer Mark Brownell arrested Muhammad and booked him into the Spokane County Jail on a felony count of Second-Degree Burglary.

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