Woman finds her former boyfriend living in her attic

Attic belonging to Tracy 
By: Ryan Lee Hall 

(Scroll down for video) A woman was horrified after finding her former boyfriend living in her attic 12 years after they broke up.

Tracy, a Rock Hill, South Carolina resident, and a single mother of five children, said she heard a knock coming from the ceiling and saw the nails start to jump from the roof of her bedroom, last week.

Around 2:30 a.m., Tracy felt as if "something is not right." When she heard noises in the attic and saw nails popping out, she thought: "there might be some strange ghost up there."

It was not the devil dancing on the ceiling. It was her former boyfriend, who had been living in her attic for about two weeks since being released from prison.

The two had broken up more than 12 years ago. She never considered getting back with him, despite the man claiming in letters from jail that he had changed. She thought he had gone to Charlotte after his latest arrest.

Her adult children and her nephew found him asleep in the back of the attic.

"They found a man. He had packed all the old coats and jackets on the heating unit and was sleeping in the heating unit," Tracy said. The former boyfriend ran downstairs and out of the house before police arrived.

They found several "Route 44" Sonic cups filled with feces and urine. They also saw that the former boyfriend had rigged the roof vents to be able to look down at Tracy in her bedroom from his spot in the attic.

The only access to the attic is through a door from inside the house in the hallway connecting the bedrooms of the children.

"It has surprised me," Tracy said. "How can someone look through an air duct?"

The suspect remains at large. He is described as a black male, 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 170 pounds.