Update: On November 26th, 2012, Warren was sentenced to a year of probation and 20 hours of community service after pleading guilty to a charge of attempted burglary. No word on whether dropping in for surprise house cleanings counts as community service.
Original post: Well…this is different.
Last month, a break and enter took place at the home of Sherry Bush and her family. But instead of cleaning the place out, the trespasser just cleaned. Cleaned, and then left her name, phone number and an invoice for $75 for the work she had done.
Last week, while she was away and her daughter was sleeping upstairs, someone broke in the house, took out trash, vacuumed the carpet and cleaned up the playroom, Bush said.
“She wrote a note [on a napkin] and left it on the table, saying, ‘$75 I was here to clean,’ and left her name and number,” Bush said.
When the Bushes read it, they thought Sue Warren just cleaned the wrong house, so they gave her a call.
“I think our jaws just dropped to the ground,” Bush said. “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.'”
Nobody seems to be quite sure how often all the time is, but Warren has been hit with a criminal trespasing charge for a similar incident in April, so it’s at least twice.
So will this interesting marketing campaign win her any new customers?
“Now that we’ve seen the job that she did, it was like whoa, $75? $15 maybe,” Bush said laughing.
For Sue Warren’s sake, I hope these Bush people are just cheap.