Man secretly living in family’s attic sneaks into teen daughter’s room through closet after dark, cops say

Credit: Wilson County Jail

Authorities in Tennessee say a homeowner discovered a man earlier this month who had been living in her family’s attic without their knowledge.

After telling the intruder to leave, he allegedly retreated back to the attic where he refused orders to exit.

Police reports show 18-year-old Matthew Castro was arrested at the scene in Mount Juliet on suspicion of trespassing. Investigators reportedly later learned that he had also been coming out of the attic after dark to sneak into a 14-year-old girl’s bedroom through a closet door.

The girl’s parents had reportedly confronted the suspect weeks earlier after they learned of his alleged intentions to run away with her.