Guy Broke in Ex's House, Hid Under Bed for Days: Cops
Charged 4 cellphones while secretly squatting
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 23, 2015 1:06 PM CDT

(Newser) – You know that creepy feeling like something or someone might be lurking under your bed at night? Warning: This story will not mitigate that. Cops accuse Jason Hubbard, a New Jersey man who apparently didn't have a place to live, of breaking into the Spotswood home of his ex-girlfriend's parents, heading into an upstairs bedroom, and camping out under a bed in a spare bedroom—for anywhere from three to five days, WABC and other local media report. The bizarre break-in took place back in May, when Hubbard reportedly waited for one of the home's residents to take out the garbage, then slipped in through the open door and sneaked into the bedroom where his ex used to sleep.

He managed to avoid detection for up to five days, WABC notes, until resident Margaret Adamcewicz says her husband heard a noise, went upstairs to check it out, and found Hubbard in his hiding spot. She says her 28-year-old son kept Hubbard at bay while her husband called police. "He used to date my daughter five years ago," she says, adding that she was more angry than scared. "It didn't end well. He didn't say why he came back. He just picked our house to hide out in." In addition to criminal trespass and burglary, Hubbard was also charged with theft of services: He's accused of charging four cellphones in an outlet under the bed during his stay, NBC News reports. The station notes that the crime is just being reported now because Spotswood police only release records every six months. (A Florida woman looking for her cats under her bed found a person instead.)