‘Ghost’ in woman’s closet turns out to be man wearing her clothes
Feb 07 2019
"He's like 'Oh, my name is Drew, '" Maddie told WGHP-TV.
"Who's in there?" she recalled asking in the interview with WFMY.
At first she was expecting to see a mouse or raccoon rummaging through her things, but to her surprise she found a grown man wearing her clothes and apparently living in her closet, reported Fox 8.
"Oh, my name's Drew", a man's voice replied. But then Maddie came face-to-face with an intruder in her closet.
A "ghost" in a student's closet turned out to be a man trying on all of her clothes. What she saw next, however, was arguably more surprising. "And he has a book bag full of my clothes", Maggie explained.
The intruder begged Maddie not to call police. She talked to him for about 10 minutes and texted photos to her boyfriend.
'He tries on my hat. She says he asked to give her a hug at one point but didn't actually touch her.
Ronald Glenn Jr., spokesman for the Greensboro Police Department, said police arrested 30-year-old Andrew Clyde Swofford shortly afterward at a nearby gas station.
Now Andrew Swofford, 30, faces 14 felony charges including breaking and entering, larceny, possessing stolen goods and identity theft, according to online jail records. He is still in jail after his bail was set at a combined $26,600 for three of the 25 charges Swofford is facing, per the inmate database.
"I could feel him starting to push the door open so I was like I guess I have to open the door", Maddie continued. He added there was no sign of forced entry into Maddie's residence. After spotting handprints in the bathroom of her apartment on the edge of campus and noticing several of her trousers and shirts had gone missing, the junior identified as Maddie heard what "sounded like a raccoon in my closet" after she arrived home around lunchtime Saturday.
But what really scares the women is that this is not the first time unusual men have been inside their apartment.
Maddietold Fox 8 she is now so afraid of being in her own home that she has been sleeping in her roommate's bed. I can't stay here. "My closet, it stinks", Maddie said to Fox 8. Every time I go in [my room] there's a bad vibe. "I'm just ready to leave".