Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Homeless Woman Lives in Man's Closet for a Year, Is Finally Detected

As someone who spends a great deal of time in New York City, I hear "Homeless Person" and I think "worst smell ever" I guess the bums in Tokyo are a bit cleaner, because this one lived in a guys house without him knowing. For a year.

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.

...Police were investigating how she managed to go in and out of the house unnoticed, as well as details of her life inside the closet, and if she had taken anything else besides food.

She had moved a mattress into the small closet space and apparently even took showers, Itakura said, calling the woman "neat and clean."

A couple of things here: If this were New York City, she would have been given away almost immediately by one of the several cats she would have had with her. How in the hell does she move a mattress into this guys closet space and have him not once ever notice there's a fucking mattress in his closet?! Seriously how much better is Japanese technology than ours? "I want some cameras installed, if they detect movement just send them to my phone." Fuck you! Also, how does the guy not notice that his shower is being used. And why would he suspect a burglar when he comes home to discover someone has eaten half of his box of triscuits? Lastly, don't they have squatting laws over there? Shouldn't she legally own that closet space after being there for so long if the guy is too fucking stupid to notice a goddamn person living in his fucking closet?

1 comment:

  1. OK, so that was funny. And that guy was stupid as hell.