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Police: Man breaks into Vancouver home, then starts cooking soup

Posted: Updated: Feb 22, 2016 09:20 PM
The victim recorded video of Jon Selby being walked out of her home in handcuffs. The victim recorded video of Jon Selby being walked out of her home in handcuffs.
VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) -

A man was arrested after police say he broke into a stranger's house and started cooking soup in the kitchen.

The incident occurred at about 8 a.m. Sunday. According to court documents, 46-year-old Jon Selby broke into a house on Northeast Fourth Plain Boulevard.

The victim, Terra Galicia, told Fox 12 that Selby woke her up when he opened the door to her bedroom. When she got up to see who it was, she saw a bowl of leftover soup cooking in her microwave and heard Selby in her bathroom.

Galicia said she then went to talk to him. She said he walked out of the bathroom and into the kitchen to grab the soup and then brought it into the living room where he sat down.

After that, she called police and then waited outside her home until officers arrived and took Selby into custody. 

Galicia said she could tell he was not acting right.

"You could tell he was not in his right mind so I was scared to even confront him because you don't know what he might have done if I told him, 'You're not supposed to be here,'" she said.

Fox 12 talked with a spokesperson with the Vancouver School District, who said Selby is a teacher at Skyview High School, and has been since 1997. Selby is now on paid administrative leave. The district said they have never had any issues with Selby in the past.

Police say Selby had recently checked into Lifeline, which is a detox center, according to court documents.

Selby had his first court appearance on Monday morning and faces a charge of residential burglary. He was set to go to trial May 16, but a judge dismissed the case on May 6 following a motion by the state citing "insufficient evidence."

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