Update: Well, the mystery has been solved, but then again, it wasn't really a brain buster why a woman would break into a home, clean, and leave a bill: she needed some money. 19ActionNews gets some face time with Warren, who explains in an awkward, 8-minute ramble that she had no intentions to steal anything. It's kind of a sad interview.
"I needed to make some money, I needed to make some money," she told the station. "I figured maybe I was doing them a favor."
She also wants her $75 for the work:
"This is how business works in this country."
Sue Warren has an interesting business plan. Apparently, instead of waiting around for calls to her cleaning business, the Elyria woman slips inside unoccupied homes, does a few chores, then leaves behind a bill. A pretty pricy bill, we might add.
That's the story Sherry Bush is telling WKYC. According to the station, the Westlake homemaker came home recently and found the house had been surreptitiously tidied up. On a napkins, an intruder – Warren – wrote out a $75 bill for the work. Besides weird, it was potentially scary – Bush's daughter was asleep upstairs when Warren made her uninvited visit.
Warren also left behind a phone number; Bush decided to call, assuming the cleaning woman had come to the wrong house.
"I think our jaws just dropped to the ground," Bush said. "I said, what happened, did you get the wrong house? She said, 'no, I do this all the time.' I said, what do you mean? She said, 'I just stop and clean your house.'"
Warren's boast about doing this all the time doesn't appear to be bull. The station reports last month she was charged with trespassing after pulling the stunt in Beachwood. This afternoon, Newsnet5 reports the 53-year-old Warren has been arrested by Westlake PD.
Really, if she had just kept her rate a little lower, people probably wouldn't have complained.