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A College Student Found a Man in Her Closet Wearing Her Clothes & This is What Nightmares Are Made Of

Remember how we were always afraid of scary things lurking in our closets at night when we were kids? Well that nightmare became a reality for a college student after she found a man in her closet, wearing her clothes, after repeatedly finding items misplaced or missing.

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro student told Fox 8 she thought she had a ghost in her apartment since she always locked her door and never saw any signs of someone having broken into the apartment.

But when she heard noises coming from her closet, she investigated and found a 30-year-old man in her closet.  

“I just hear rattling in my closet. It sounded like a raccoon in my closet,” the student told Fox 8. “I’m like, ‘Who’s there?’ And somebody answers, ‘Me’’ He’s like, ‘Oh my name is Drew.’ I open the door and he’s in there, wearing all of my clothes.”

It’s not clear how long the man, Andrew Clyde Swofford, was in the student’s closet, WFMY reported.

According to The Herald, the student said the man was making himself at home, looking himself over in the mirror while trying on her hat and telling her “you’re really pretty, can I give you a hug?”

Police arrived at the Edge apartments, a students apartment building near the campus, around 3:30 p.m. and arrested Swofford, who was not violent, Greensboro police Officer Ronald Glenn told BuzzFeed News.

Swofford was taken to Guilford County jail where he was charged with breaking and entering, identity theft, larceny and possessing stolen goods, as well as for failing to appear in court for other cases. His bail was set at $26,600.

Although Swofford has been arrested, the student said she still feels unsafe in her apartment, as this isn’t the first instance that something like this has happened. The student and her roommate found two men standing in their apartment in December.

“Last night I did not feel safe. I slept with my roommate in her bed. I can’t stay here. My closet, it stinks. Every time I go in (my room) there’s a bad vibe. I’m just ready to leave,” the student told Fox 8.

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