Home Setting: Michigan Woman Found Living in Grocery Store Sign for a Year

NEW DELHI: A 34-year-old homeless woman was recently discovered residing inside a sign above a Family Fare grocery store in Midland, Michigan.

According to Fox News, the woman had been living at the sign for an entire year, with a desk, coffee maker, computer and printer.

The unusual living arrangement came to light on April 23 when the store’s contractors noticed an extension cord reaching to the ceiling, where there was an outlet.

Officer Brennon Warren of the Midland Police Department described the situation as “scratching your head.” He explained, “Some flooring was laid out. A mini desk, his clothes. A Keurig coffee maker. A printer and a computer, things you would have in your house.”

Warren expressed uncertainty about how the woman accessed the sign, which measures 5 feet wide and 8 feet tall and is accessible from the store’s roof through a door. He said, “Honestly, I don’t know how she got there. She didn’t indicate it either,” noting the absence of a ladder.

Police provided the woman with information about local services and she apologized before leaving the scene. Her subsequent whereabouts are unknown. “We provide you with information about services in the area. She apologized and continued on her way. I don’t know where she went from there,” Officer Warren said.

According to the woman’s statement to police, she had been residing at the Family Fare grocery market sign while working elsewhere.

No charges have been filed against the woman, who agreed to vacate the sign. SpartanNash, the parent company of Family Fare, praised its employees for handling the situation with “compassion and professionalism” in a statement. They recognized the widespread problem of affordable housing and emphasized the need for community partnership to find solutions.