( 4UMF NEWS ) Woman Finds Ex Living In Attic:
The mom, identified only as Tracy, discovered her old beau in the duct of her Rock Hill home on Saturday night after she heard animal-like noises in the ceiling above her bedroom.
Tracy, a nurse, sent her nephew up to check out the sounds. He found the 44-year-old curled up inside a heating duct.
“He had packed all the old coats and jackets into the heating unit and was sleeping in the heating unit,” Tracy told the station.
The man bolted before police arrived.
The woman, identified as Tracy, only found out about her ex living in her attic when some nails popped out of the ceiling above her head and she sent a nephew to investigate.
The family guessed he had been living there for several weeks. He left several plastic cups of feces and urine behind, they said.
He had also tinkered with an air vent in order to spy on the woman’s bedroom, the family told WCNC.
Tracy said the man had been in and out of jail since they broke up 12 years ago, and that he hung around local drug dens, the Rock Hill Herald newspaper reported.
She last saw him about a year ago, when he helped her put some new doors on her house after a fire, the newspaper reported.
The entrance to the attic is near her childrens’ bedrooms, and her five kids were so rattled they were now sleeping in the living room. “I want him to be charged with it,” she told The Herald. “It could be somebody else he does the same thing to, but she might not be so lucky.”