Man Discovers Woman Living in His Closet

Hidden camera in kitchen captures squatter
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted May 30, 2008 2:20 PM CDT
A Japanese man found a woman living in his closet.   (Shutterstock)
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(Newser) – A Japanese man was living with a woman—but he didn't know it. The Fukuoka, Japan, resident busted the squatter after noticing food disappearing from his kitchen and setting up a hidden camera, Reuters reports. He called police after the camera sent his phone pictures of the woman eating. Cops discovered a mattress and water bottles in an unused closet where she had apparently been living for months.

"We searched the house, checking everywhere that someone could possibly hide," said a police spokesman. "When we slid open the closet door, there she was, curled up nervously on her side." "I didn't have anywhere to live," the Nikkan Sports tabloid quoted the woman as telling police.