Trying to survive on a $0 budget? Live in the closet!
When he first saw the images of Horikawa, the man thought that a burglar had broken into his house. However, when he called the police, the officers discovered that his doors and windows were still locked and intact. Further investigation revealed Horikawa, who had installed a mattress and several water bottles in a compartment in the man's closet. Police speculate that she has been living there, off and on, for up to a year. They also think that she may have been "closet surfing" in homes throughout the neighborhood.
While this story is a little creepy, it's also a little inspiring. If things get to be too much, it's nice to know that there might be a place for you in your neighbor's closet. Just be sure to clear out the dust bunnies first!
Bruce Watson is a freelance writer, blogger, and all-around cheapskate. He's never lived in a closet, although he has been known to hide under a bed or two.