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Tennessee mom finds man secretly living in attic above daughter's bedroom

Posted at 4:18 PM, Jun 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-13 17:21:16-04

MT. JULIET, Tenn. — Police officers arrested a man who they say was secretly living in a Mt. Juliet family's attic.

A mother returned home last weekend and found a stranger standing at the top of the stairs. The woman yelled to the man and told him to leave, but the man ran into her daughter's bedroom.

He hid in an attic space in the daughter's bedroom as the woman called the police. Officers had to crawl in after him to pull him out of the confined space.

He was later identified as Matthew C. Castro, a man who'd been involved with the woman's minor daughter.

Police say Castro had been living in the attic space and was coming down at night when the woman's daughter was in her room and had locked her bedroom door.

Castro was charged with aggravated criminal trespassing and was warned not to have contact with the daughter.

This story was originally published by Rebekah Pewitt on WTVF in Nashville.