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http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/strange...x?storyid=59850

WASHINGTON D.C. -- A stalker hid under a woman's bed for two days -- just for the chance to be alone with her. How he got the keys to her house is the scariest part, and it's a serious reminder of the need to be cautious before handing over your keys.

The disturbing video shows the convicted stalker carefully hiding his video camera on a desk in the victim's bedroom. When he hears the woman and her boyfriend come in the apartment, he disappears under her bed. Carlo Castellanos-Feria remained there for two days until he was discovered by the victim's boyfriend.

"In a lot of ways, [it's the] stuff of an urban nightmare," said Ken Wainstein, U.S. Attorney.

The nightmare started at Holy Cross Hospital where the victim met her stalker who was working as a parking valet. In court, the victim told the judge that the discovery of the valet in her bedroom was in her words -- a horrible experience.

"Her life is dramatically changed. She is fearful when she hears strange noises she doesn't know where they are coming from. Her husband, who was her boyfriend at the time of the incident, now has to be careful not to approach her from behind because it just startles her," said Keri Barta, prosecutor.

Moments before he was sentenced, Castellanos-Feria apologized:

"I fell madly in love and that blinded my judgment. I beg your forgiveness."

Judge Herbert Dixon handed down a three-year sentence, including treatment for mental illness and sex crimes. Court documents show the Hyattsville man had a change of clothes, condoms, a power cord and latex gloves with him under victims bed at the time of his arrest. He was a parking valet with an unnerving obsession.

"He got access to her keys. He then took that opportunity to get those keys copied. That's something we should all think about next time we leave our keys somewhere," said Ken wainstein, U.S. attorney.

When investigators searched Carlo Castellanos-Feria's home, they found vacation photos of his victim and a wedding video. Investigators later determined the items were stolen from her ex-husband's home.

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Wow, that's messed. Glad I'm not living alone -- these are the times I'm grateful I have a dad with a horrible temper [uh...don't wanna get in his way...] and an older brother who's just as bad.

That's why you hand over the spare valet key that you're given when you buy a new car. If you don't have one then just remove the car key from your keyring with the house keys.

Too true...agree with that completely.

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Plus, valet parking is like any service and a useful one at that if you all ever decide to go out on a night on the town in a large city and someone had to drive. Without valet, you will be driving around trying to find parking instead of letting them find you a parking spot while you start the fun stuff.

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Plus, valet parking is like any service and a useful one at that if you all ever decide to go out on a night on the town in a large city and someone had to drive. Without valet, you will be driving around trying to find parking instead of letting them find you a parking spot while you start the fun stuff.

I take the bus EVERYWHERE.

NO. SYMPATHY.

Well, okay, it sucks that this happens, but still. Mass transit ftw.

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Why?

I don't enjoy that sardine in a can feeling one gets while using mass transit. Plus, I enjoy driving my SUV and contributing to the slow degredation of the ozone layer and thus gradually consigning humanity to a slow, gradual drowning a la Waterworld.

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I don't enjoy that sardine in a can feeling one gets while using mass transit. Plus, I enjoy driving my SUV and contributing to the slow degredation of the ozone layer and thus gradually consigning humanity to a slow, gradual drowning a la Waterworld.

Sardine in a can?

I don't think I've ever felt that.

I suppose it's different in different places, though.

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Yes, I have done that.

It still beats driving.

Hell, even having to humor the homeless mentally ill who sit next to you is better than driving. It gives you stories. Seriously, what sounds more interesting: "Oh man, today traffic sucked." or "Oh man, today on the bus this crazy guy told me that the only people who are really humans are called Constituent Participants and everyone else is an "Emulator" pretending to be a human. He assured me that I was a Constituent Participant before he got off the bus."*

*Actually, I heard this story from my dad, who is a psychiatrist, but it's still true.

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Have you ever been on a bus downtown when people are getting out of work? Where you have to push really hard just to get on because the people are overflowing out the doors?

I did that in Europe. It was amazing. I had some Italian woman's boobs in my back, shame she was ugly.

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Yes, I have done that.

It still beats driving.

Hell, even having to humor the homeless mentally ill who sit next to you is better than driving. It gives you stories. Seriously, what sounds more interesting: "Oh man, today traffic sucked." or "Oh man, today on the bus this crazy guy told me that the only people who are really humans are called Constituent Participants and everyone else is an "Emulator" pretending to be a human. He assured me that I was a Constituent Participant before he got off the bus."*

*Actually, I heard this story from my dad, who is a psychiatrist, but it's still true.

I sat next to a hobo on the bus once! he claimed to be a undercover agent from the future, trying to change the world before we fall into a world war 3 and we nuke the hell out of humanity.

I asked him why he was dressed as a hobo and not a normal person and he said some incomprehensible string of words -- then I had to get off of the bus, i was at my stop.

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I sat next to a hobo on the bus once! he claimed to be a undercover agent from the future, trying to change the world before we fall into a world war 3 and we nuke the hell out of humanity.

I asked him why he was dressed as a hobo and not a normal person and he said some incomprehensible string of words -- then I had to get off of the bus, i was at my stop.

It was probably GPS from the future!

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