Baffled man says stranger broke into his house, cleaned it and left

Harriet Brewis
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Baffled man says stranger broke into his house, cleaned it and left

A Boston man has been left baffled after his house was apparently broken into and spotlessly cleaned with all of the owner's belongings left intact.

Nate Roman, a father-of-one from Marlborough, Massachusetts, came home with his son on May 15 to find his back door unlocked and a feeling that “something was wrong in the house".

"[My son said], 'Dad! The door is unlocked,’ which I have done once every blue moon and didn't think anything of it. But when we walked in immediately there was a vibe that something was wrong in the house," he told CNN.

Mr Roman realised someone may have entered his house when he spotted that a door he normally keeps open was firmly shut.

He initially feared they had been robbed, but upon further inspection discovered that nothing was missing and his home was beautifully clean.

"Rugs were vacuumed, everything was neat and put away," he said, adding that his son’s room which was a “wreck” when they had left home that morning, was neat and tidy.

Mr Roman immediately called police and who said they took the incident “very seriously”.

They searched the house and spoke to neighbours but no one had seen anything suspicious, they told local broadcaster WBZ-TV. There are no suspects.

"No crime happened, nothing was missing or damaged, so the police have very little to go on," Mr Roman explained.

The confused dad later discovered roses made from toilet paper in the bathroom, which made him deduce that it was likely to have been the work of a professional.

“No notes, no creepy arrangements or anything. My best theory at this point is that a housekeeping service accidentally went to the wrong address. It's still weird and creepy AF. No idea what to think about this,” he wrote in a Facebook post.

Friends commented with lighthearted responses: "They can come and brake into my house any time – I'll even leave cookies out for you," wrote one.

"Do they travel? Arizona? Not that far," joked another.

Mr Roman told CNN he had since changed his locks and remained cautious in his home in case anything had been left behind.

However, he admitted keeping the toilet paper roses as a souvenir.