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Man breaks into wrong home, cleans it

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SOUTH JERSEY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A cleaning fairy left a couple wondering who left their home spotless.

CBS2’s Meg Baker has the dirt on the mix-up.

Louis Angelino III works a 9 to 5 job but cleans friends’ houses for extra money on the side. Once a messy kid, he said cleaning is like therapy now.

“It’s just like very satisfying, and it really helps me with like my mental health and everything else, because if you’re in a clean environment, your mind is clean,” Angelino said.

Angelino, aka “Stayscrewy” on TikTok, posts some of his transformations and explains, “We go from frat house … to bachelor pad.”

He showed up at the address of what he thought was his friend Mark’s condo in Cherry Hill in South Jersey. He was told the key was under the mat and there was a key. Angelino said he turned on music and got to work for two hours and fell in love with the two cats, Mary and Baby.

“I’m a cat person. I’m like petting her, and I get a call from Mark and Mark’s like, ‘Hey, did you come today?’” Angelino said. “‘I’m in your living room waiting for you to walk in. I’m playing with your cat.’ He goes, ‘Man, I don’t have a cat!’ What?!?”

Beth Motzel’s husband, Tom, called her when he got home from work.

“He said, ‘You won’t believe it. Someone broke in our house and cleaned the entire thing,’ he said, ‘Swiffer and all,’” Beth said.

“Come to find out, I cleaned the wrong apartment and broke in and cleaned somebody’s random apartment. You’re welcome? Ha!” Angelino said.

“Tom and I laughed forever about it. He fixed it all up. I mean, details, he cleaned up after the cats, played with the cats, fed the cats, and wiped everything spotless. He really is a cleaning fairy,” Beth said.

Angelino said he has been getting requests on TikTok for the cleaning fairy, a play on the tooth fairy. He said the incident just may be the kickstart he needs to grow his cleaning business.

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