Published: Thu, February 07, 2019

Student Finds Man Hiding In Wardrobe Wearing Her Clothes

Student Finds Man Hiding In Wardrobe Wearing Her Clothes

Andrew Swofford, 30, was charged after the University of North Carolina at Greensboro student came home on Saturday and allegedly found the man in her closet.

"I've been having, like, pieces of clothes missing", she said, noting she had also spotted handprints on the bathroom wall.

After trying and failing to make an emergency call from her Apple watch, she chose to open the door when she felt him trying to push the door open, she told WFMY.

"She apparently came home around her lunch break, heard a noise in her closet and found him in there", Greensboro Police spokesman Ron Glenn said, per the Greensboro News & Record. "It sounded like a raccoon in my closet", she told WGHP. "I'm like, who's there?". After spotting handprints in the bathroom of her apartment on the edge of campus and noticing several of her trousers and shirts had gone missing, the junior identified as Maddie heard what "sounded like a raccoon in my closet" after she arrived home around lunchtime Saturday.

The college student opened the door to the walk-in closet to find a man with long blonde hair inside, wearing her clothes.

Maddie called her boyfriend and as she calmly waited for help - she talked with Swofford to keep him distracted.

The student said her and her roommate joked about the apartment being haunted by a "ghost".

The intruder left when Maddie's boyfriend arrived, but he was later arrested.


He has been held on a $37,000 bond in jail and is facing 14 charges for this and other, unrelated offences. 'But he never touched me'.

Maddie told the station she tried making an emergency call from her Apple Watch, to not avail.

Police said they that arrested 30-year-old Andrew Swofford at a nearby gas station.

Both Maddie and her roommate are terrified, and say that this is not the first time their apartment has been broken into.

She added to WFMY that the man "was telling me everything about his life". I can't stay here. Every time I go in [my room] there's a bad vibe.

"Last night I did not feel safe", Maddie said.

"I'm leaving tonight, yeah, just signed a lease for a new apartment".

Burkely Communities, the property management company, told WGHP they are going through all of the details and trying to figure out how something like this happened.

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