We’ve heard of squatters, but this is ridiculous.
Kent Foster came home in Union, South Carolina, thinking he might be in the Twilight Zone.
For one thing, he saw a strange dog in his yard.
And then, suddenly, he heard a baby crying.
Inside his home.
Foster does not have a baby.
South Carolina man returns home to find stranger, kids moved into house: cops https://t.co/fcRqYpK4X7
— Filtered News (@filterednews) February 20, 2019
He then went into his home and noticed things were completely off from usual. His furniture had been moved around, the smell of smoke was lingering in the air and the strange dog had peed on his floor.
He then heard people in the house and immediately called 911, exiting to await authorities.
This happened in South Carolina, not too far from where I live now. Then people wonder why I won't move with my daughter and let the… https://t.co/sVC2im8VEI
— Helen Kruse (@HelenKruse) February 23, 2019
A South Carolina man says he returned home to find strangers inside wearing his family’s clothes and eating their food, according to reports. https://t.co/gnb1Q7K8bp
— Maria Bonanno (@MariaBonanno9) February 20, 2019
When police came and knocked on the door, Savannah Rhinehart answered. To the homeowner Foster and the police she said:
“Can I help you?”
Foster was not amused.
“I said, ‘Excuse me?’ I said, ‘I live here.’”
In addition to the sassy greeting, Foster says she was also wearing his wife’s clothes.
“My mouth drops,” Foster said.
“She has all of [my wife’s] clothes. Bedroom shoes, shirt, what she owned.”
Rhinehart, 25, was taken to the hospital to be evaluated for strange behavior. Her children were taken into protective custody.
The uninvited houseguest was later arrested and charged with burglary, neglect of a child and petty larceny. She has not entered a plea.
Unfortunately, this doesn’t seem like a standalone occurrence. News sources and people tweet often of strangers coming home from vacations only to find people living in their houses.
Happened to friend of mine buys a house in Cyprus they went to a wedding away two days got back and someone had moved in ! Man Returns Home, Finds Stranger and Kids Living There: 'Can I Help You?' 'Yeah… Leave My House' https://t.co/4zi8AnqgZo
— I am the walrus (@davidcaplin46) February 23, 2019
— New York Post (@nypost) January 9, 2019
A man was found sleeping in a stranger's living room the morning after breaking in to the home to have sex https://t.co/WJ1VrpCCGu
— New York Post (@nypost) October 27, 2015
— The Points Guy (@thepointsguy) January 13, 2019
— Stomp Singapore (@stompsingapore) November 18, 2013
— Scott Isbell (@scottisbell_) January 7, 2019
— WAFB (@WAFB) July 21, 2016
Family returns from holiday travel to find a stranger living in their home, claiming he owns it – USA TODAY https://t.co/yJZ5ibC9iG
— IndyMama (@IndyMama8) January 7, 2019
Recently, a college student at University Of North Carolina, Greensboro, found a man living in their closet.
— FOX8 WGHP (@myfox8) February 4, 2019
— Mya (@Mymy_gray) February 5, 2019
What in the actual fuckus is going on?!?!? pic.twitter.com/DGf2ymTUy1
— 👇🏾 (@SELFSOULSELF) February 5, 2019
This still blowing me fr fr pic.twitter.com/Npq9UWQ86O
— Kali Got Views 🔥💁🏾♀️ (@smithhh_k) February 5, 2019
— Dr.RACHET (@justaboutmess) February 5, 2019
Finally, some news from my hometown
— Nick Smith (@inero) February 6, 2019
If we’ve learned anything today, it’s change your locks frequently and invest in security systems.
Or maybe never leave home again.