A safe home for Maria


18/8. 2020
Stockholm Sweden 
I was at home all day because I was working from home due to COVID-19.

13.58 it knocks on my door. 

I never have unknown guests so I looked in the little “hole” in the door and I saw two men with masks and yellow jackets (typical “work” jackets I Sweden).

I didn’t open offcourse and seconds later I heard a sound on my door that seemed like a drill or something. I ran out on the balcony and called the emergency number. The woman in the phone and she sent over a car as soon as she heard the sound. 

While I’m talking to her the sound stops after maybe 10 minutes or so.

important to know is that I had a securitydoor made of iron so it’s really hard to break it.

Seconds after I hanged up it knocked on my door again and a women screamed that she had called the police!

I checked the “hole” again and it was my neighbor.
she said that she’s been out walking her dog and when she came back there had been two men in masks and yellow jackets in the hallway and they were covering herdoor so she had asked them to move.

she said that she had gotten suspicious when she noticed that they were using a saw on my door ( to be exact it was a angle grinder that breaks into everything if youhave the time) and also that they had big duffle bags with them. 

While we are talking the police comes to.

My Neighbor says that one of them looked like the man that lived there before me.

The police asked her why she think he would be back.

She tells us that two months before I had moved in there was another guy living there that got arrested in the apartment bythe Swedish advanced polices (the ones that have heavy weapons).

She said that maybe he had forgotten something.


the polices had hearings and knocked some doors and then took off.

I was shaking still.

I started thinking and realized there could be no other reasons for someone to saw up my door.

I started to go through my apartment ( the police had done that when they arrested him so that’s why the polices that came to me that day didn’t do it as well ).

I checked everywhere and suddenly I found something.

a whole bag of ammunition 
several weapons
several fake IDs including a fake police ID.
Money ( about 100000 euro)

So a called the police and they came backwith reinforcement and my apartment was turned into a crime scene and I had to leave. 

I grabbed a little bag with some clothes (summer clothes cause it was 30 Celsius outside then) and my then bf picked me up.

from that day I was changed. I were so scared and didn’t even go out of the door by myself for many days.

I google the man that lived in my apartment before me a lot during this time and found out that he had been in jail for mass murder on his friend among with million other things.. he’d already served a lifetime sentence! (In Sweden lifetime is  only 14 years). And other several times in jail. His even been wanted Internationally as one of the 10 most dangerous criminals in Europe.


For a little over two weeks I got a call that his had been arrested in Finland.

I could finally relax and that was nice andduring this time my landlord was saying that they would get me a new one. Which was nice. I was greatful.

But then a woman on Stena Fastigeheter said that I couldn’t and that they don’t need to give me a new one. After a long time I finally got a new apartment ( the door wasn’t even fixed so I guess they didn’t had a choice) 
but I can’t move in until next year.

and it’s in the same neighborhood. Just another house.


and the refuse to help me even though I’m not even capable to enter my apartment. I haven’t been there for over a month now. And I don’t want to. Because it frightens me.

And my BF broke up in the middle of this so at the moment a live in different couches. And feel like piss. And I don’t even have an apartment to wait on. 


in Stockholm it’s very hard to get or buy a apartment. I study so I’m not approved to take a loan. I used the little saving I had to live these month ( even had to buy new clothes when the fall came) so  I’m in no position to buy. And to rent a apartment here you need to be in a line for over 10 years. And a was and got my apartment were all this happened and when you take an apartment you loose all your days you been in the line.

so now I’m skrewed. 

a know it’s greedy but what I would need is a cash contribution to buy myself an apartment were I can feel safe. And I’m out of options because my feelings doesn’t count. 

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