CRIME
09/09/2011 03:47 pm ET | Updated Nov 09, 2011

Tacoma, Wash. Police Arrest Man Who Asked Neighbor If He Could Leave Body In Garbage

It's hard to turn down a neighbor who asks to borrow some sugar, but when the person next door wants help covering up a crime, it's time to install a fence. Or maybe move somewhere new.

Police in Tacoma, Wash. arrested Anthony Tyrone Clark who shocked his neighbors by asking if he could dump a body in their garbage, according to station KCPQ.

The grisly request was apparently sincere, because when police came to the apartment complex the remains of a 16-year-old boy were found in the trash receptacle, The Tacoma News Tribune reported.

The victim died from a single gunshot wound on Wednesday and police arrested the 20-year-old suspect on Thursday on suspicion of first-degree murder, The News Tribune reported in a later article.

Police told KING 5 News that they don't know if the neighbor gave the green light to the suspect to dispose of the corpse in his trash can.

The News Tribune said that the teenager was killed inside the suspect's home and that no one else was there when he died.

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