Would you know if anyone was living in your closet????   know I would!  How crazy is this!


A Japanese man puzzled by food mysteriously disappearing from his refrigerator got a shock when he found out a woman had been living in his home for months without permission, police said Friday.


The 57-year-old man living alone -- or so he thought -- in the western city of Fukuoka installed a security camera and called the police when he saw images of someone walking around his home while he was out.

"We searched the house in the man's presence. We found the woman in the closet," said a local police spokesman.

The woman, named as 58-year-old Tatsuko Horikawa, was found in a flat storage space only just big enough for a person to squeeze into lying down.

She had sneaked a mattress and several plastic bottles into the cubby hole, police said, adding that the women had been arrested.

"She told police that she had nowhere to live," the spokesman said. "She seems to have lived there for about a year, but not all the time."

It is unclear how she managed to enter the home undetected. Police suspect she might have been closet-hopping, moving from house to house.

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Jun. 1, 2008 at 5:12 PM Wow! That is scary! At least she wasn't a killer or something!! lol My house has no closets bigg enough for that and the one that does...has no doors and the kids are always in there!

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Jun. 1, 2008 at 5:34 PM That is the craziest thing I have ever heard!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Jun. 1, 2008 at 8:28 PM I seen that in the news too...she must have been very small to fit in there....but a YEAR?  That's crazy..I would definately know if someone was living in my closet because I am always in it cleaning...  (I haven't came out of the closet yet... HAA HAA!)

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