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Hell’s Kitchen thriller: Man claims someone ransacked his apartment while he was on vacation

NEW YORK — Imagine going on vacation and coming house to a shocking mess inside your property.

A renter on Manhattan’s West Side claims someone received into his apartment and trashed the place, CBS2’s Jenna DeAngelis reported Thursday.

“It’s really unnerving,” Hell’s Kitchen resident Thomas Mayo-Smith stated.

Mayo-Smith claims someone received into his Silver Towers apartment while he was on vacation. He stated he left Sept. 1 and returned on Sept. 6.

“I came back, opened up my door, and I found my apartment completely ransacked. There was drug paraphernalia all over the place,” Mayo-Smith stated.

He confirmed DeAngelis photographs of the mess.

“This is all the stuff they left on my coffee table. My tax documents, health documents were strewn across my bed,” he stated.

Mayo-Smith stated an odd pair of sneakers and suitcase have been left behind, together with an uncommon observe, which reads, “25 more moves to go.”

Items he stated have been lacking embody his scooter, an outdated iPhone, and a clay mould of his late-dog’s paw print.

“This person just seems like a NetFlix documentary psycho. It’s not someone who had a grudge on me because they didn’t break my TV. They just stole a pretty inexplicable, hard-to-understand combination of things,” Mayo-Smith stated.

He stated he known as the NYPD. He additionally introduced his considerations to constructing administration.

“They have done nothing,” Mayo-Smith stated.

“I feel really bad for Thomas and what he experienced, but it just doesn’t add up, and I’m hoping the detectives will figure out what happened here,” stated Dara McQuillan, spokesperson for Silverstein Properties.

McQuillan confirmed CBS2 how the constructing’s safety system works. Each tenant will get a novel digital key to their apartment.

He stated the digital system logs each time a secret’s used to entry a unit and he confirmed DeAngelis the log for Mayo-Smith’s apartment.

“Our log showed us nobody used a key to enter the apartment in the time he was away,” McQuillan stated.

McQuillan confirmed DeAngelis how tenants might depart their doorways unlocked, with the flip of a change, in the event that they select.

“The only other way a person could have gotten into this apartment is if the switch had been clicked and the door was left open,” McQuillan stated.

Police sources informed CBS2 there was no signal of pressured entry. Mayo-Smith stated he’s assured he locked his door when he left.

“I really have no confidence he’s gonna get caught. At this point, I’m just hoping management updates their security protocol. Anybody with a pizza box and an apartment number in their head can get in this building,” Mayo-Smith stated.

DeAngelis reached out to the NYPD, which stated there is a report on file for housebreaking and the investigation is ongoing. No arrests have been made.

Police sources stated detectives will likely be reviewing constructing video as a part of the investigation. DeAngelis was informed there are cameras within the foyer and elevators.

Mayo-Smith stated he feels there must be cameras in hallways and has since put in his personal at his apartment.

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