A Kentucky mayor said he was shocked to find a woman covered in grime hiding inside his cellar, who ran off after telling him someone was after her.
Bowling Green Mayor Bruce Wilkerson was at a home he was renovating on Wednesday when he began hearing noises and smelling cigarettes. He ventured into his basement where he found blood on the door and a sack filled with women’s clothes, he told local news outlet WNKY.
When he didn't find anyone, he returned to his work, but then the electricity went out. After looking into the issue he noticed the cellar door was now open, so he investigated again — and this time he came face to face with the mysterious, dirt-covered woman hiding or possibly even living in the building's basement.
Wilkerson said the woman told him someone was after her, but ran off after he contacted police.
“She said, ‘I’m hiding from someone,’” Wilkerson told the Bowling Green Daily News.
“I told the officers when they came that she didn’t steal anything. I asked the officers why they were grinning and they said that no matter how they write the report, it’s going to say the mayor locked a woman in his house,” Wilkerson joked to WNKY.
Wilkerson said he was told there were no active reports of missing women in the area when he reached out to the Bowling Green police, he told the Bowling Green Daily News.
Bowling Green police have not identified the woman in question, according to The Associated Press.
Wilkerson said the woman appeared to be in her 20s and has long brown hair. Anyone with information is asked to contact Bowling Green police.
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