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Burglary suspect: I wanted to escape the snow

Burglary suspect: I wanted to escape...

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley deputies arrested a man who broke into a business in order to find money for a bus ticket to escape the snow.

At around 4:25 a.m. Monday, deputies responded to an alarm call at a business in the 200 block of S. Vista Rd. The alarm company told deputies they called the business and spoke with a transient man who admitted to breaking the business' window.

The front glass door of the business was shattered, and deputies found Jonah Edera, 39, inside. He was arrested.

Edera told a deputy that he used a wooden pallet to break the door. He went on to say that he was looking for money to go someplace that didn't have a bunch of snow. 

Edera was booked into Spokane County Jail for 2nd Degree Burglary.