WCNC is reporting that a South Carolina woman found an old boyfriend living in the attic of her home after he was released from jail recently.
The mother of five claims that her family is so shaken by they experience that her children are afraid to sleep in their own rooms.
She has asked that her identity remain a secret because her ex is still on the loose. She discovered him in her attic on Saturday when she her loud thumping noises coming from the ceiling.
“Then all the nails just popped out of the ceiling over my bed. Like ‘bing, bing, bing,'” said the woman.
Thinking she had a wild animal in her attic, the woman sent her older sons and adult nephew up to investigate.
“They found a man. He had packed all the old coats and jackets into the heating unit and was sleeping in the heating unit,” she said, adding that the man ran downstairs and out of the house before police could get there.
Police found several large fast food cups filled with feces and urine in the attic. The ceiling vents had also been rigged so he could see into the woman’s bedroom.
Officials still can’t determine how the man managed to come in and out of the house without being detected.
The woman says she had broken off a relationship with the man years ago, though he had done some work on her home about a year ago.
He was convicted of stealing her truck earlier this year. He finished serving that sentence and was released from jail two weeks ago.