Washing machine ‘stolen’ in burglary, police say

Authorities say a washing machine that was stolen at a Wisconsin hotel room was used in a burglary at a popeye’s restaurant.

The Madison Journal Sentinel reports that police say an employee was in the bathroom of a room in the Madison Hotel and Suites on Jan. 25 when a man entered through the front door and took the washing machine.

Police say they found the machine and a knife in the hotel room.

Investigators believe the man was using the machine to break into the room.

They say he stole about $600 in cash and a cellphone before he fled.

The hotel said in a statement that it is aware of the situation and will work with authorities to find the person responsible for the incident.

The hotel is cooperating with the investigation.