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Nail salon break-in may have been sexually motivated

A man was caught sleeping on the couch of a Spokane nail salon early Saturday in an alleged burglary detectives think may have been sexually motivated, according to the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.

The owners of Perfect Nails, 9311 N. Division St., arrived at the business about 9 a.m. Saturday and found the front door smashed out and a man police identified as Matthew S. Kelso, 21, sleeping on a couch.

Kelso was still asleep when police arrived and was “physically taken into custody” after deputies said he refused to show his hands, according to a news release.

Kelso, of Hayden Lake, told deputies his father was a lawyer and declined to speak with them further, according to the sheriff’s office.

“From the appearance of his clothing and other evidence, it appeared the break-in might have been sexually motivated,” the news release said.

Kelso is due in Spokane County Superior Court this afternoon on charges of second-degree burglary and second-degree malicious mischief.

He left Spokane County Jail Saturday afternoon after posting $2,000 bond, according to jail records.


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