It was back in April of this year when the 67-year-old man returned to his apartment in Nyköping in eastern Sweden and discovered that several items were out of place, the Aftonbladet newspaper reports.
The man then found a gaping hole in the 25 centimetre thick concrete wall separating his flat from that of his 55-year-old neighbour.
“When I went up to the hole I could see into my neighbour’s,” the 67-year-old later told police.
It didn’t long for the man to deduce that his neighbour was responsible for carving out the crawlspace, but he was surprised to learn that the 55-year-old had made almost nightly trips into the 67-year-old’s apartment while he was away.
The 55-year-old, who is now facing charges for violating the domicile of another, admitted to police that he made the hole, but claimed that did it at the behest of the “media elite”, who had controlled him for years.
In his police interrogation, the man spoke of a conspiracy called the “Consistory” and explained that he went into the 67-year-old’s apartment to look for clues by watching the Crime Channel on his neighbour’s television, according to the newspaper.
However, the 55-year-old denied that he used his nightly visits to steal the 10,000 kronor his neighbour claimed was missing from his apartment when he returned.