Gawker- An alleged burglar was arrested as many as five days after sneaking into a New Jersey family’s house this spring when the homeowner heard a noise and found the intruder hiding under his daughter’s bed, WABC reports.
According to police in Spotswood, New Jersey, Jason Hubbard entered the family’s home while the owner was taking out the trash and made his way to the daughter’s vacant bedroom. He then lived hiding under the bed for several days, charging his four cell phones with a nearby electrical outlet.
Resident Margaret Adamcewicz says Hubbard dated her daughter five years ago, but she hadn’t heard from him since.
“I don’t think he was eating,” Adamcewicz told WABC. “I think he just had water under the bed.”
Authorities say the homeowner immediately called police after discovering Hubbard, who they then charged with burglary and theft of electricity.
On the surface I can see why this family is so upset. It would startle anyone to find a person that haven't seen in 5 years legitimately living under their daughter's bed. However, to turn around and call him a burglar and have him apprehended as a criminal is completely disingenuous. That's what exes are, this is what they do. They are anchors. They are people you feel indebted to for years after the relationship ends. The social contract requires you to be there when your ex needs someone. Sure, usually they just need someone to talk to about a sick family member, or a new shitty relationship, but different strokes for different folks. If you don't want to be the type of person that has ex-boyfriends breaking into your parents house half a decade later to live solely on water and 'stolen' electricity then maybe don't date people that are likely to end up homeless. Is that too much to ask? I mean, look at that guy. Had to know that life decision was going to come back around to bite you in the ass. Sorry folks, but this one is on your daughter and her terrible taste in men. Don't overreact now, because that same taste in men is likely to cause you more problems in the future. I would start to get a babies room ready for when she accidentally gets knocked up by the gas station attendant down the street. At least that might be worth a discount on premium gas. That's definitely more than the last guy brought to the table.
If this doesn't show the lengths that people will go to to charge their phone than I don't know what does. Was this guy even poor? He had FOUR phones. I feel uncomfortable leaving my phone in a public place long enough to charge one half of a cellphone battery. You can't expect this guy to go sit around a bar or restaurant long enough to charge every one of his four phones that he inevitably uses to sell drugs. He needed the comfort of a home, and I would say it's pretty likely he doesn't have one of his own. If you didn't want to open your house to him, either knowingly or unknowingly, then you should have nipped that terrible teenage relationship in the bud. You let it blossom into enough of a 'thing' that now this guy feels overly entitled to your hospitality, just like every ex-girlfriend or ex-boyfriend of all time.