Sunday 20 October 2019

Man faces charges after hiding in ex-girlfriend's attic for two weeks

 

Police searched the house and found Cocuzzi hiding in the attic. Stock photo: Depositphotos
Police searched the house and found Cocuzzi hiding in the attic. Stock photo: Depositphotos

Dean Gray

A MAN who had allegedly been hiding out in the attic of his ex-girlfriend's Pittsburgh home is facing burglary charges.

Authorities say the woman found 31-year-old Cary Cocuzzi in her bedroom last Saturday.

They say she had a protection from abuse order against him.

Cocuzzi allegedly grabbed the woman and put a hand over her mouth. But she pushed him away and ran outside screaming, spurring several neighbours to call 911.

Police searched the house and found Cocuzzi hiding in the attic. They say he told officers he was homeless and had been sneaking in and out of the house for about two weeks.

The woman told authorities she had noticed odd details around her home, such as finding a blanket on the floor where she had not left it.

It's not known if Cocuzzi has retained a lawyer.

Irish Independent

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