Friday, May 30, 2008

Living In A Closet

If not for the shoes tossed about on the floor, you could probably live there comfortably. But this story is crazy!

TOKYO (AP) -- 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."

I don't understand how someone can live in your home and you don't notice it - unless it's one of those ginormous mansions and you live alone without a staff. My staff would catch someone living in the closet. And by staff, I mean me and possibly Charley.
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