A university of student in North Carolina recently noticed something strange going on in her apartment: her clothes were mysteriously disappearing.
“I’ve been having like pieces of clothes missing. Like shirts and pants,” the University of North Carolina at Greensboro junior, identified only as Maddie, told WGHP in High Point, North Carolina.
At first, she thought it might be a raccoon, or even a fashion-obsessed ghost. But over the weekend she discovered the real, all-too-human culprit after returning home.
“I just hear rattling in my closet. It sounded like a raccoon in my closet,” she told WGHP. “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 bookbag full of my clothes.”
Now Andrew Swofford, 30, faces 14 felony charges including breaking and entering, larceny, possessing stolen goods and identity theft, according to online jail records.
Maddie said she’s not sure how he allegedly got into her apartment, as no doors appeared damaged, but she knows they did have a bizarre conversation.
“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 told WGHP. “But he never touched me.”
Swofford was being held on a $26,000 bond. It’s not clear if he has a lawyer who can speak on his behalf at this time.
[Photo: Guilford County Sheriff's Office]
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