Saturday, May 31, 2008

There's No Place Like (Someone Else's) Home

You think roaches are bad? How about about a 58-year-old woman? Excerpts from a Japanese news story:

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."

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."

1 comment:

Peter Matthew Reed said...

I suppose a clean squatter is better than a dirty squatter.

A closet probably qualifies as spacious in Japanese reality. Especially if you can get a mattress in it...