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[TW: STALKING] Ex-Boyfriend Living In Woman's Attic

7:58 pm - 09/12/2012
[TW: STALKING] A Rock Hill, S.C., woman knew something was in her attic when she heard a thump and then saw some nails start popping out from her bedroom ceiling one night.

Tracy, a mother of five, thought it might be an animal. She sent her older sons and nephew to check it out, she told WCNC-TV in Charlotte.

She told the Charlotte Observer she thought "there was some poltergeist stuff going on."

And what they found was surprising. It wasn't an animal. It was the woman's ex-boyfriend.

He came down from the attic without any explanation and left with a smile before police could arrive, the Observer reports.

The man had been living in the attic for about two weeks, WCNC reports, noting that the ex-boyfriend was recently released from jail.


"He had packed all the old coats and jackets into the heating unit and was sleeping in the heating unit," said Tracy, who did not reveal her last name.

There were also large plastic cups containing human waste, which explain how he relieved himself in his rooftop hideaway, WCNC reported.

Tracy's nephew told the Observer the man was able to peek through an air vent in the ceiling of the woman's bedroom.

"It's got me flabbergasted," she told the newspaper. "How can you look at someone through an air vent?"

Another mystery is how the man got in and out of the attic because the only access is through the lower level of the house.

She and the man had dated for about a year more than a decade ago, she told the Observer. She had called it off after he became involved in petty crime, she said. He helped her install some doors in her house about a year ago and that was the last she saw of him—until she saw him come down from her attic.

Tracy has changed her locks, the newspaper reports. But her children are still afraid to sleep in their bedrooms.

She hopes the man is located and charged with a crime.

"I want him to be charged with it," she told the Observer. "It could be somebody else he does the same thing to, but she might not be so lucky."


Source, which has a video with more details, is clutching its knees and rocking back and forth slowly.



Also, the video says he was recently questioned when he returned to her neighborhood but he 'bolted'? The fuck? A stalker isn't worth a cop chasing after a dude?
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suwiel 13th-Sep-2012 12:10 am (UTC)
This story legit scares the shit out of me. As someone who got a restraining order against an abusive ex, this has always been like...my nightmare!
sweetnessarose 13th-Sep-2012 12:11 am (UTC)
OMG WHAT THE FUCK I CANT EVEN IMAGINE
chaya 13th-Sep-2012 12:13 am (UTC)
He might not have a permanent address. On the other hand, though, if he's fresh out of prison you'd think he'd be on probation, so wouldn't he have an address of some kind on file?
quizzicalsphinx 13th-Sep-2012 12:13 am (UTC)
Part of my brain is screaming OMG HOW LONG WAS HE THERE????
schexyschteve 13th-Sep-2012 12:22 am (UTC)
The article said 2 weeks

Which is 2 weeks too long, holy shit
littleblue_box 13th-Sep-2012 12:16 am (UTC)
TERRIFYING.
eames 13th-Sep-2012 12:25 am (UTC)
kashdgsd. Oh my God, this was the plot of an episode of CSI that TERRIFIED ME even knowing it was fictional, so this is just like, kshdgasg. The violation, argh, my God.
patientalien 13th-Sep-2012 02:01 am (UTC)
I was just thinking of that and the fact that is one of the only episodes of CSI to legit give me chills up and down my spine.
13chapters 13th-Sep-2012 12:29 am (UTC)
I just said "OH MY GOD" while reading this, and had to tell my sister about it. Now we are both going DDDDDDDDDDDDDDD: together.

HORRIFYING.
kazeyumi 13th-Sep-2012 12:36 am (UTC)
WHAT THE HELL CREEPY AS FUCK.
koken23 13th-Sep-2012 12:39 am (UTC)
No. No. SO MUCH NO OMFG.

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leaf_collector 13th-Sep-2012 12:41 am (UTC)
Holy shit,
just reading this is making me feel violated.
cuterabbit33 13th-Sep-2012 12:44 am (UTC)
Holy fuck. I don't even have a creepy ex and I suddenly want to check my attic anyway.
arisma 13th-Sep-2012 12:47 am (UTC)
This immediately made me think of the last guy I dated. His creepy started out randomly stopping in with cups of coffee, which weirded me out. I'm not that person. Call first, seriously. Then when I stopped taking his calls he'd peer in my front window (on the porch) and leave me messages going 'I can seeeeeeeeeee youuuuuuuu'. He'd also park across the street once we were definitively over and just watch the house. Creepy douche. Last stunt he pulled was showing up to my Aunt's garage sale and oh so casually spoiling the RW from GoT for me. I wouldn't put this shit past him, tbh. Mostly just glad I have no attic right now.
evilgmbethy 13th-Sep-2012 03:44 am (UTC)
omgggg bb :/ stay safe!
dreamoftheday 13th-Sep-2012 12:59 am (UTC)
I read this yesterday and I'm basically DDDDD: forever.
nebulous_mirage 13th-Sep-2012 01:01 am (UTC)
OMFG that terrifying D: I would never feel safe in that house again.
zinnia_rose 13th-Sep-2012 01:15 am (UTC)
Whaaaaaaaat. That is so many kinds of wrong. That poor woman. D:
kitanabychoice 13th-Sep-2012 01:20 am (UTC)
There is not enough D: in the world for this. I would be flipping my shit all over the place and hell, I probably would consider moving after something like that. /shudder
drownanddive 13th-Sep-2012 01:25 am (UTC)
SO FUCKING CREEPY.
"He came down from the attic without any explanation and left with a smile before police could arrive, the Observer reports."- Especially this part. Oh, God.
shadowwolf1321 13th-Sep-2012 01:32 am (UTC)
Holy Shit! *Shudder* I'm adding an attic on my 'What I do not want on any future houses' list.
othellia 13th-Sep-2012 01:32 am (UTC)
That is more terrifying than the most terrifying horror monster movie. Also I'll be rather pissed off if this becomes one of those things where the police ignore the woman's complaints since he's not an "immediate threat."
layweed 13th-Sep-2012 01:34 am (UTC)
Sounds like something out of CSI or Law & Order SVU or Criminal Minds or something, ughhh.
moonbladem 13th-Sep-2012 01:34 am (UTC)
He helped her install some doors in her house about a year ago and that was the last she saw of him—until she saw him come down from her attic.

Uhh... yeah, I wouldn't allow an ex to install doors in my home, hell install ANYTHING involving my home, especially if I broke up with him because he was involved in petty crime. Depending on which door he helped her install, that could explain his entry into her home. He must have made copies of her keys, or seen her keys lying about the house and made impressions of them.

I think she should also check her home thoroughly, to make sure there are no cameras or listening devices he might have installed while he was hiding out in her attic. Yes I'm paranoid. Who wouldn't be after an incident like this? Guuuh...
chaya 13th-Sep-2012 01:37 am (UTC)
I agree that it was a bad idea, but I can't really blame her for not thinking of THE CREEPIEST THING POSSIBLE BEING DONE when asking for his help, esp. if his petty crimes up until then had nothing to do with hurting or stalking her.
ebay313 13th-Sep-2012 01:54 am (UTC)
Probably really bad that I can totally picture my ex doing this to me...
palebluedot09 13th-Sep-2012 01:56 am (UTC)
WTF
I am speechless. This is probably the creepiest thing I have read in awhile. Just wow.
windy_lea 13th-Sep-2012 01:58 am (UTC)
This isn't the first time I've heard of someone found living/staying in someone's attic without their knowledge/consent, and it freaks me out every fucking time. It doesn't even have to be a stalker or a creeper, either. I read one news piece about a man who discovered that an older (58?) homeless lady had been living in his closet on-and-off for a year. And while I could certainly understand her motivations much more than I can a creeper's, there's still just something fundamentally upsetting about someone living in the same space as you without you knowing.
seasight 13th-Sep-2012 03:31 am (UTC)
this is why I'm a big fan of open studio apartments.
stillglows 13th-Sep-2012 02:03 am (UTC)
stories like this one creep me out more than any horror movie ever could. thank god, i don't have a proper attic.

slightly ot but, there was a murder in my neighbourhood a week ago, and i don't know why but somehow i convinced myself the murderer was hiding in the shed when i took my dog out, since the lock which normally was there wasn't. police think he was long gone by then though... hopefully D:


Edited at 2012-09-13 02:05 am (UTC)
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