Bowling Green mayor finds woman hiding in his home’s cellar

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- The mayor of Bowling Green came across an unexpected surprise at a home he owns.

Mayor Bruce Wilkerson said he found a woman hiding in a crawl space in his cellar.

The incident occurred at a home Wilkerson is renovating on Henry Drive.

According to Wilkerson, he heard noises and smelled cigarettes.

When he ventured down into the cellar he found blood on the door and a knapsack filled with women’s clothes.

Moments later, he discovered the woman who was covered in dirt. She told the mayor that someone was after her.

When the mayor called police, he said the woman ran off.

“I told the officers when they came that she didn’t steal anything. I asked the officers why they were grinning and they said that no matter how they write the report, it’s going to say the mayor locked a woman in his house,” Wilkerson said jokingly.

Wilkerson said the woman is in her 20’s and has long brown hair. if you have any information, you’re asked to contact Bowling Green police.