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Woman Finds Delivery Man in Her Bedroom Closet, Police Say

By Danielle Tcholakian | February 10, 2017 4:11pm | Updated on February 13, 2017 8:48am

GREENWICH VILLAGE — A woman came back to her apartment after checking her mail and found a ponytailed delivery man hiding in her bedroom closet, police said.

The woman, 40, who lives in a building on Mercer Street, left her apartment door unlocked when she went downstairs to her mailbox about 1:05 p.m. on Jan. 30, police said.

When she returned to her apartment, she discovered the 25-year-old man, police said.

Police said the man said "I'm sorry" and fled.

The man had delivered food to another apartment on the woman's floor, police said.

Officers said nothing was missing from the woman's apartment.

The man was arrested and charged with misdemeanor criminal trespass in the second degree, according to court records.

He was released after his arraignment without bail and a temporary order of protection was issued barring him from contact with the woman.

He is due back in court on March 29. His attorney did not immediately respond to a voicemail seeking comment.