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Mystery house mate


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AN UNKNOWN woman was found to be secretly living inside a closet in Japan, after the owner of the property set up a hidden camera to find out why food kept disappearing from his kitchen.

The 57-year-old man from southern Japan called the police when he saw an intruder in his home via pictures sent to his mobile phone from the hidden camera.

When officers arrived at the house, they found a 58-year-old woman hiding in an unused closet, where she had secreted a mattress and plastic drink bottles. Police said that they suspected she may have been living there for months.

“She seems to have lived there for about a year, but not all the time.” A police spokesman said that the woman had nowhere to live.

It is unclear how she managed to enter the home undetected. Police suspect she might have been closet-hopping, moving from house to house. The woman has been arrested.