In 2008, a 58-year old woman was arrested for living in a man’s closet for a year without the man knowing she was there.
The woman was eventually caught when the Tokyo resident who owned the house installed security cameras after food kept disappearing from his kitchen.
When the man checked his cameras from his mobile phone, he noticed a person in the home and called the police to report a burglar. Officers found the woman curled up in a closet when they arrived.
During her year in the man’s closet, the trespasser managed to put a mattress in the closet and bathe while the man was away.
- Homeless woman lived in man’s closet for year (AP, NBC News: May 30, 2008)