While the scene may resemble that of countless cinema comedies, the victim was understandably not amused and immediately reported the matter to police.
The 25-year-old man had been spending an enjoyable Friday evening in the company of a female friend at her apartment in Sundsvall when they were suddenly interrupted by a knock at the door. The woman stalled for a while before eventually opening.
“It was her boyfriend,” police spokesman Robert Öhman told The Local.
Although it is not known whether her relationship with the 25-year-old was an amorous one, the fact that he stowed himself away in a wardrobe was bound to arouse suspicion if detected.
In another setting her boyfriend might have gone home none the wiser. But in Sweden it is considered polite to take off one’s shoes when entering a home.
“The boyfriend saw a pair of men’s shoes inside the front door,” said Öhman.
Overcome with jealousy, he immediately began searching for the owner of the mystery footwear.
When he finally found the other man in the wardrobe, his fury knew no bounds and he began aiming furious kicks and punches at his new adversary.
“The suspect then left the apartment and the other man called the police. The boyfriend is suspected of assault,” said Öhman.