Police in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania have a unique case of criminal trespass. Stanley Carter, 21, was arrested after leaving in the attic of the Ferrance family — helping himself to their food, clothes and property.
Carter has been charged with several counts of burglary, theft, receiving stolen property and criminal trespass. Stacy Ferrance stated “[w]hen he came down from the attic, he was wearing my daughter’s pants and my sweat shirt and sneakers. From what I gather, he was helping himself to my home, eating my food and stealing my clothes.”
Carter was kicked out the house of the neighbors of the Ferrance family and accessed the shared attic through a trap door in a bedroom ceiling. Stacy Ferrance noticed footprints in the closet that led to the call to the police.
They are not unique. A Japanese man discovered a woman living in his closet for over a year after setting up cameras in his home.
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7 thoughts on “Pennsylvania Family Finds Man Living in Their Attic”
I have sold two houses because of this and I moved in with a friend. We have the same problem. Every house I have been in in since 2005 has the same problem. I can hear people in the attics. Since they all do exactly the same things like spying on us round the clock, stealing food and clothes and everything else they please I am thinking they have also been to the same training school. They sure don’t get out when I tell them to. They are obnoxious bullys. The cops won’t bother with them probably because the attic is hot. There is a cool place to lay down under the insulation so they are not roasting. I think it is high time tax payers started shooting trash that breaks into their houses. By the way, they find their way into houses by trap doors in the roof that they cut themselves or through the siding on the porch. All they do is push it up and climb in. They also cut holes in the sheetrock so they can enter any room from the attic even while you are watching TV. Does the word enemy ring a bell? Get real folks.
LOL. i’m sorry. it’s just so surreal. maybe you should have lived up above the person who kicked you out into the cold. The Ferrance family has a reason to be upset for the invasion of privacy… and YES, I have hit hard times and been without a place to stay. I didn’t camp out in some stranger’s attic and steal their possessions. It sucks, I’ll give you that much, but you did impose horribly on the Ferrance family. I hope you life gets better.
For everyone who read and watched every artical on the “ATTIC STORY”. Dont be so quick to judge someone that you dont know. Let me ask you something. Have you ever found that special one that you thought would be their for you no matter what and everything was perfect, Do anything in the world for them? Travel half way across the country for them! But then you find your self somewhat lost because they totally turned their back on you and you didnt know what to do. Have you ever been homeless? Its scary, I lost everything, I worked myself to the point to where I didnt even know who I was. If you were 1200 miles away from your family and the one who you thought loved you turned their back on you and left you with their family, and theirs TWO feet of snow on the ground and they TOLD you to get out, Not ask you to leave but TOLD you to get out! What would you do? Their is no way in this world I would ever try to hurt or scare someone, ESPECIALLY a family with kids. Have you ever wanted to just be by yourself because you dont know what to do next? Have you ever felt like everyone has turned their back on you and you have no one? Have you ever had to wander if you were going to have something to eat? Have you ever layed in silence wandering if you were going to be able to wake up the next morning? I Have! But yet Im the worst person in the world? Im a normal human being just like every normal person you see every day. Yeah my story is a little bizzar and crazy, but I will say this, dont always believe what you hear or what you see on a TV. Did I really still anything? Did I Break anything? Did I physically hurt anyone? NO, the only thing I really did was try to stay alive! But in this world I guess survival is a serious crime! Im really sorry for those that I scared and brought fear apon, esp the Ferrance family. That was never my intention and I cant describe or explain how sorry I am for what happened. It hurts me more than it hurts anyone!
Sally and Mojo,
You may have solved an economic as well as mystical problem. In Sedona people pay good money to experience a vortex. We could all charge money for anyone who wants to look in our dryers and “feel” the power of the vortex inside it. If you really wanted to go out on a limb, you could say your dryer leads right into a “hellmouth”.
So that explains the missing socks. And I always attributed it to the weird clothes dryer vortex that opens up whenever we do laundry.
Someone living in your attic must have swipped your book!! I bet they’re up there right now, wearing those “lost socks” all snuggled up in a blanket, reading it!!
I have to admit, con artists and attic-livers have a special place in my heart and I know it’s weird but to me this is hilarious! I used to have a book (I probably still do but it’s been misplaced) called the Book of Lists published sometime in the late-eighties or early-nineties (I’m pretty sure they publish new ones every year) and there are stories exactly like this one. In fact I’m certain that the film “Magnolia” took it’s entire introductory montage from The Book of Lists.
Anyway, there have been successful attic-livers for many decades now and it’s high time that they … came out of the closet?
Over the holidays if you left some cookies and milk for Santa, don’t be so sure it was Santa who got to them first …
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