December 30, 2008, - 1:47 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
How’d you like a Christmas like the Ferrance Family had, with a guy living in their attic and invading their home when they weren’t a around? I’d say they should make a movie out of this, but I think I’ve seen like five movies with this exact plot:
Police said 21-year-old Stanley Carter had been living with Stacy Ferrance and her three children for a week, eating their food, stealing their cash and Christmas presents, even wearing their clothes.
“I heard noises, but I never suspected anything,” Ferrance’s son Cory told “Good Morning America.” “We have two cats, and I think, My mom could be getting a drink in the middle of the night.”
The Ferrance family was tipped off that something was seriously amiss when its belongings started to disappear.
“My daughter’s brand new iPod nano, that was missing,” Ferrance said. “Cash was missing from Christmas cards.”
According to Ferrance, the family was robbed twice on Christmas Day, once in the early afternoon and then again at night. When Ferrance discovered footprints leading to the attic the next day, she called the police.
“When he came down from the attic, he was wearing my daughter’s pants and my sweat shirt and sneakers,” Ferrance told The Associated Press. “From what I gather, he was helping himself to my home, eating my food and stealing my clothes.”
The Ferrance home is a duplex with a shared attic, and Carter had been living with a friend’s family in the attached home, according to the Times-Tribune of Scranton, Pa.
Life imitates art, yet again.