Sue Warren decided she wasn’t going to sit around and wait for clients to call her house cleaning business. Instead, she took the initiative and started breaking into people’s houses, cleaning them and leaving the bill. You have to admit, it’s a pretty bold business plan.
According to the Westlake Police Department, the 53-year-old woman from Elyria, Ohio, was apprehended last week, after she broke into a house on Dover Center Road, did some light cleaning and left a bill for $75, on a napkin. Mallory Bush, 18, was actually asleep in her bedroom the whole time, and when she woke up and saw the place slightly cleaner and the bill on the table, she thought her parents had hired a cleaning person. She called her mom, Sherri, to tell her the hired help did their job, but the woman had no idea what she was talking about, so they decided to give Sue a call, thinking she cleaned the wrong house. When they heard her answer, the Bushes’ jaws dropped to the ground.
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“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’,” Sherri Bush remembers. That’s when they decided to call the cops. Having left her contact details on the napkin cleaning bill, tracking down Warren wasn’t very hard. When investigators gave her a call to ask about her bizarre habit, she became irate and hung up, but not before telling them she does this all the time. Police would later find out the woman dubbed “cleaning fairy, indeed had two other charges pending in surrounding communities for similar antics. Just last month, Sue was accused of trespassing, in Beachwood, after pulling the same stunt.
“She said she was driving down the street and randomly picked our house and cleaned it cause she was desperate for money,” Mallory Bush said. Her mother says that seeing her work she would probably have paid her $15, but certainly not $75. Since there was no sign of forced entry and nothing was stolen from the hose, no charges have yet been filed against the cleaning fairy, in Westlake.
Sue Warren’s cleaning business is also present online, in case you’re interested.