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PA Man Spends Days Unnoticed In Attic

By Wyatt Earp | December 29, 2008

Lord knows I wanted to hide in the attic during the holidays - especially when my family came over to visit. Heh.

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – A family didn’t realize it had an unexpected Christmas guest until a man who had been in their attic for days emerged wearing their clothes, police said.

Stanley Carter surrendered Friday after police took a dog to search the home in Plains Township, a suburb of Wilkes-Barre about 100 miles north of Philadelphia. He was charged with several counts of burglary, theft, receiving stolen property and criminal trespass.

“When he came down from the attic, he was wearing my daughter’s pants and my sweat shirt and sneakers,” homeowner Stacy Ferrance said. “From what I gather, he was helping himself to my home, eating my food and stealing my clothes.” ()

Police released a photo of the offender, a Wilkes Barre native:


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6 Responses to “PA Man Spends Days Unnoticed In Attic”

  1. GroovyVic Says:
    December 29th, 2008 at 7:32 am

    I’ve been to Wilkes Barre. I’d hide in the attic, too!

  2. Supermom Says:
    December 29th, 2008 at 8:57 am

    I have visions of Clark Griswold trapped in the attic during Christmas wearing the pink turban, fuzzy shawl and silk elbow gloves.

  3. Wyatt Earp Says:
    December 29th, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    GroovyVic - It makes Erie look like Las Vegas. *ducks*

    Supermom - “Can I refill your eggnog for you? Get you something to eat? Drive you out to the middle of nowhere and leave you for dead?” - Clark Griswold

  4. GroovyVic Says:
    December 29th, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    Hey, I don’t defend Erie. I left, didn’t I?

  5. Moe Says:
    December 29th, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    The Schrutes are from Scranton!

  6. GroovyVic Says:
    December 30th, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    So’s Joe Biden….coincidence?