Beckoning potato chips lead to arrests for break and enter

Two young women were arrested Tuesday morning after a drunken case of the munchies appeared to a homeowner as a frightening break and enter.

Saanich police arrested two young women Tuesday morning after a drunken bout of the munchies appeared to a homeowner as a frightening break and enter.

The lone resident in the 2900-block of Foul Bay Rd. was awoken by her growling chihuahua, and then heard strange voices in her home around 3:15 a.m., say Saanich police. Scared but determined to call police, the homeowner carefully crept to her living room, retrieved her cellphone and whispered her plight to a 9-1-1 operator.

Saanich police units quickly cordoned off the area and brought in a police dog to track the thieves. Officers soon found two “highly intoxicated” females, 22 and 24 years old.

It turns out the homeowner’s daughter had left the garage door open and a box of barbecue potato chips had beckoned the drunk women.

Effervescent chips seen shimmering in the moonlight were too yummy to pass up when you have the munchies,” opined Sgt. Dean Jantzen. The duo also allegedly absconded with some fabric.

The suspects were held overnight for their own safety. Police are considering charges of break and enter, but Jantzen said “diversionary options” are being considered by investigators.

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