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Man Discovers A Stranger Living In His House And It Gets Worse From There

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.

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.

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.

Recently, a college student at University Of North Carolina, Greensboro, found a man living in their closet.

If we’ve learned anything today, it’s change your locks frequently and invest in security systems.

Or maybe never leave home again.



Written by Mike Walsh

Mike is a writer, dancer, actor, and singer who recently graduated with his MFA from Columbia University. Mike's daily ambitions are to meet new dogs and make new puns on a daily basis. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @mikerowavables.