Intruder Breaks Into Man’s Home, Cleans 5-Year-Old’s Room and Leaves Toilet Paper Rose

Marsha Takeda-Morrison
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Last week, Massachusetts dad Nate Roman left the house with his 5-year-old son, and when they returned, the boy’s room had been tidied up, with all of his stuffed animals carefully stacked.

Before you start thinking this is a parent’s dream come true, hear the rest of the story.

Roman said it was an unknown intruder who tidied his son’s room, and also several other rooms in the house. The uninvited guest had even left a toilet paper rose in the bathroom.

It was Ronan's son who noticed that the back door was open when they returned home. After a quick search of the home, Roman realized nothing was missing but that beds were made, and the toilets and showers had even been scrubbed.

"It was terrifying to know someone was in your house," he said.

Baffled by the strange situation and fearing that the intruder might still be hiding in their home, Ronan called police.

“I was immediately worried that someone was in the house,” Roman said.

Roman believes that a professional housekeeper went to his residence by mistake. “My best theory at this point is that a housekeeping service accidentally went to the wrong address,” he wrote in a Facebook post.

“It's still weird and creepy AF. No idea what to think about this."

Police are taking the matter seriously and treating it as a case of breaking and entering, although they don’t have any leads or suspects.

Apparently Roman’s son was impressed with the cleaning job on their home and the dad says the 5-year-old is reacting as only a kid – and maybe some parents – could.

“Daddy, can they come back?” he asked.