Saturday, May 31, 2008

And I Thought My Closets Needed Cleaning Out

[From YahooNews--May 31]
Japanese woman caught living in man's closet
TOKYO - A homeless woman who sneaked into a man's house and lived undetected in his closet for a year was arrested in Japan after he became suspicious when food mysteriously began disappearing.
Police found the 58-year-old woman Thursday hiding in the top compartment of the man's closet and arrested her for trespassing, police spokesman Hiroki Itakura from southern Kasuya town said Friday.
The resident of the home installed security cameras that transmitted images to his mobile phone after becoming puzzled by food disappearing from his kitchen over the past several months.
One of the cameras captured someone moving inside his home Thursday after he had left, and he called police believing it was a burglar. However, when they arrived they found the door locked and all windows closed.
"We searched the house ... checking everywhere someone could possibly hide," Itakura said. "When we slid open the shelf closet, there she was, nervously curled up on her side."
The woman told police she had no place to live and first sneaked into the man's house about a year ago when he left it unlocked.
She had moved a mattress into the small closet space and even took showers, Itakura said, calling the woman "neat and clean."


The Feathered Nest said...

Cathy!! This is amazing!! But I guess not considering how my closets look :) (she could probably have her family with her and I wouldn't notice) xxoo, Dawn

Donna O. said...

Talk about "coming out of the closet". Yikes!

Are You Serious! said...

♡ What the heck? That's just crazy!

Bebe said...

Hi Cathy!
Geez, he didn't know she was living there a year? I mean, didn't he start wondering about the food and all after the first couple of times it went missing? Moved a mattress into the space, too, and the guy didn't notice? Sounds a little strange!! :)
Hugs, Bebe :)

Hmmm...what's that noise? I'm going to go check my closets right now. I'm hoping I'll find George Clooney in there (I heard he's single again). Well, a girl can dream can't she? :)

Lori said...

Donna O stole my thunder!!!
that is just way too creepy!!!

Tipper said...

Amazing in a weird way.

Julie said...

Oh my gosh!
That is tooooooooo scary!
Doing the chills up and down my spine dance, here!

Jacquelynne said...

When things disappear in my house, I usually just blame it on me losing my mind- this could explain a lot......

BittersweetPunkin said...

I read about that!! Come can you NOT KNOW that someone is living there and taking showers and eating your food????? LOL

sadie pink said...

Leave it to a man to have someone living in his house all that time and he didn't know it!!!!

alias liz jones said...

Cathy, you know...this gave me an idea. I have a neighbor that has huge walk in closets. I'm packing this circus up and moving there. Shouldn't be half bad if he has wireless and a few handy snacks.