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intruder in his attic (by Tony [NJ]) Mar 24, 2023 6:36 PM
       intruder in his attic (by Vee [OH]) Mar 25, 2023 5:52 AM
       intruder in his attic (by plenty [MO]) Mar 25, 2023 11:12 AM
       intruder in his attic (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Mar 26, 2023 10:59 AM
       intruder in his attic (by J.R. [OK]) Mar 29, 2023 5:30 PM
       intruder in his attic (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Mar 29, 2023 6:17 PM

intruder in his attic (by Tony [NJ]) Posted on: Mar 24, 2023 6:36 PM

theblaze com

Homeowner smells cigarette smoke on his property after missing some items. Cops find 24-year-old with meth and fentanyl living in an attic.

Carlos Garcia 23 minutes

A Washington state homeowner was stunned to find that a 24-year-old man was living in the attic of his property after he smelled cigarette smoke and noticed that he was missing some items in the house.

The unidentified homeowner called police on Monday after he followed the scent of the smoke and discovered signs of a person living in a loft area of a building on his property.

"They found a makeshift bed, clothes that didn't belong to them, food that was halfway eaten, drug paraphernalia, a heater turned on upstairs," police said in their report.

He also reported that he was missing about $3,000 along with his passport and a wallet with bank cards and a license.

Police removed the items in the attic and told the homeowner that whoever was living there would likely return.

Their prediction was correct.

On Tuesday, police were called after the homeowner said someone had locked him out of the building. When police responded, they found Daniel Tomoiaga inside the property with all of the items that he had allegedly stolen from the homeowner.

Police were able to arrest Tomoiaga after spending half an hour to get him out of the home and said they found fentanyl and meth on him.

He was booked into the Snohomish County Jail and charged with second-degree theft, residential burglary and knowingly possessing fentanyl and methamphetamine. He was given a $25,000 bail by a judge.

Police said Tomoiaga was well known to them and had a long criminal past, including nine felonies and misdemeanors. Among those was a charge for trespassing just two weeks prior to the newest incident. He was first charged as a ten-year-old for theft.

Here's a local news report about the incident:

Man found living in Washington homeowner's attic after residents smelled cigarette

intruder in his attic (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Mar 25, 2023 5:52 AM

This reads a story that homeowner is not smart enough to add barricade to point of entry, so theft of easily targeted items occurred, homeowner contacted government agency (police dept) to preserve his identity which the police have no experience in, consequently another unwanted guest arrived and shuffled thru the same belongings.

The moral of this story, keep valuables locked up along with windows and doors - now you know why the TV show smarter then a 5th grader was short on contestants.

intruder in his attic (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Mar 25, 2023 11:12 AM

Wow. How interesting. How to house the unhoused, all that extra space not being used.

intruder in his attic (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Mar 26, 2023 10:59 AM

Its Washington. The homeowner is lucky that a judge didn't declare the squatter to be a legal tenant since he was living there and give him six months with free rent to find a new residence.

intruder in his attic (by J.R. [OK]) Posted on: Mar 29, 2023 5:30 PM

I had new tenants forget to lock their garage one night. The next day, after hearing something in the attic, they noticed signs of someone setting things up to move into the attic. I suggested that they make sure to keep the garage door locked and I haven't heard about any other incidents since then.

intruder in his attic (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Mar 29, 2023 6:17 PM

I am with Vee,

If you have a rat problem, step one is preventing the rat from getting inside

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