- A University of North Carolina at Greensboro junior, identified only as Maddie to local media, found a man in her closet in her off-campus apartment on Saturday.
- The woman said she found the man wearing her clothes and carrying a bag of other items that belonged to her.
- Andrew Clyde Swofford, 30, was arrested and charged with misdemeanour breaking and entering.
- Maddie and her roommates have no idea how anyone could have entered their apartment when they weren’t home.
A University of North Carolina at Greensboro student discovered a man in her closet wearing her clothes on Saturday, and she has no idea how he got into her off-campus apartment.
The UNCG junior, identified only as Maddie by local media, said she heard a noise coming from her closet around lunchtime on Saturday and found the man inside, with a bag of her clothing.
Andrew Clyde Swofford, 30, was arrested and charged with misdemeanour breaking and entering, Greensboro Police Department spokesman Ron Glenn told the Greensboro News & Record.
Maddie told Fox 8 that recently she had noticed pieces of clothing, like shirts and pants, missing from her closet, and she and her roommates thought that there may have been a ghost in the apartment.
But on Saturday, they realised it was not a ghost.
“I just hear rattling in my closet. It sounded like a raccoon in my closet,” Maddie told Fox 8. “I’m like who’s there? And somebody answers ‘me.’ He’s like ‘oh my name is Drew.’ I open the door and he’s in there, wearing all of my clothes. My socks. My shoes. And he has a book bag full of my clothes.”
Maddie said she called her boyfriend and awaited help from police. In the meantime, she talked to Swofford to keep him distracted from leaving.
“He tries on my hat. He goes in the bathroom and looks in the mirror and then is like ‘you’re really pretty, can I give you a hug?'” she said. “But he never touched me.”
Maddie said she and her roommates have no idea how Swofford could have gotten into the apartment. She said their doors are always locked and there was no damage to the unit’s entrance.
Incredibly, this isn’t the first time Maddie and her roommate found strangers in their house. The women said that on December 19, they found two other men in their living room, and had no idea how they got there either.
An employee from the apartment building’s management company, Burkely Communities, told Fox 8 that after that incident, officials changed the locks but did not file a police report.
Burkely Communities is now investigating Saturday’s incident.
Swofford is being held in Guilford County Jail on a $US26,000 bond.
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