Police in Washington state said an armed intruder jumped out a third-story apartment window after being confronted by a tenant.
Ryan Klee was walking his dogs about 6 a.m. June 4 and returned to his secured apartment complex in Issaquah after 10 minutes.
"I opened the door and the guy is going through my backpack that's just sitting right here," Klee said. "He tried to maneuver around me, tried to push me out of the way and we ended up grabbing each other a little bit.”
A break in suspect with a huge knife jumps out of a 3rd story window after being confronted by an Issaquah resident... yikes! The tenant handled this perfectly, according to police. His story on @KIRO7Seattle at 11 tonight. pic.twitter.com/sgjykppD74— Jessica Oh (@JessicaKIRO7) June 12, 2019
The intruder wanted to leave, but Klee was concerned about what else he would do. Klee didn't know if the man had intentions to break into as many apartments as he could.
"I would feel horrible if I let him go and found out later that he hurt somebody else," Klee said.
The man then grabbed a large knife in Klee's kitchen and started making violent threats.
"He was saying, 'I will (expletive) gut you' and putting the knife up to my stomach. Then, he said 'I'll cut your throat' and put it up to my neck as well," Klee said, “I said, 'The only way you're going to leave out of here is you could either be escorted by the police or you can go out the window.'"
He just didn't think the man would do it. But out the window, the man went.
Issaquah police arrested Ryan Dresser, who has a violent criminal history. In December, he pleaded guilty to two separate robberies, resulting in months of prison time. Since 2013, court records show Dresser has had eight felony warrants for his arrest.
Dresser was charged with burglary invasion, harassment, assault and armed assault. His bail amount was set at $100,000. Prosecutors said he is an extreme risk to the community and is likely to commit another violent offense if released.
Police said Klee was able to keep control of an alarming situation and even managed to make the intruder hand over his identification.
"I definitely surprised my own self that I did that, and that I was able to think on the fly," he said.
© 2019 Cox Media Group.