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Family finds drunken man in 3-year-old's bed

The Local/og · 27 Feb 2012, 07:57

Published: 27 Feb 2012 07:57 GMT+01:00

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The father of the family woke up on Sunday morning and took his dog for a walk, before returning home and switching on the television, unaware a man was sharing his son’s bed just metres away.

“I was watching TV when the three-year-old came down and said there’s someone in my bed. He’d told his big brother that he thought it was a ghost,” the father told daily Aftonbladet.

The man got up to investigate, and discovered a drunk man passed out in the three-year-old’s bed. On closer inspection, it was discovered that the man had urinated on the mattress, and on himself.

This prompted the man to call police, after taking the family out of their rooms and onto the landing.

It is reported that the urination was the final straw for the father, who stated that he wouldn’t have involved police otherwise.

“We didn’t report the matter to the police, but when we saw what he’d done in the bed we reconsidered,” the man said.

Police at Västra Götaland have apprehended the man, who claimed he was on his way to the pub at three in the morning when he became tired and simply walked in through the home’s unlocked door.

“When we are at home, I didn’t think we needed to have the doors locked, but we certainly will from now on,” said the father to the paper.

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The man is suspected by police of trespassing.

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Your comments about this article

09:05 February 27, 2012 by Snoopy!
"The man is suspected by police of trespassing" no shitttt Dick Tracy !
09:16 February 27, 2012 by muscle
"When we are at home, I didn't think we needed to have the doors locked, but we certainly will from now on"

hmm i admire your confidence in the law and order
10:12 February 27, 2012 by hunnysnowbee
Can't believe in this day and age some people still go to bed with the doors unlocked, especially when they have small children in the house.
10:24 February 27, 2012 by Lukestar1991
Since when was Stenungsund in the east?
10:41 February 27, 2012 by BillyB
"When we are at home, I didn't think we needed to have the doors locked, but we certainly will from now on,"

surely wins the award for stupidest comment of the year...

why are some people so dumb???
12:27 February 27, 2012 by LarsCA
Hey BillyB. He's not dumb, just innocent. THe family lives in Stenungsund - it's a small town on the west coast. You know, the kind of place where you know your neighbors, you don't fence in your backyard, where you are always welcome to your neighbor's place for a night cap. His comment about how he wasn't going to call the police should clue you in on what kind of a place this is. Heck, it's the kind of place I wish I lived at!

Instead I live in SoCal, where we keep our doors locked and chained, have a loaded shotgun hidden in my bedroom, have to shuttle my kids to their friends house because I can't let them ride their bikes alone or without supervision because there is a real risk some a**hole is going to kidnap them. The weather is nice, but there's a trade off...
15:34 February 27, 2012 by Svensksmith
The couple became even more concerned when they realized that the drunken man in their son's bed was a priest.
02:30 February 28, 2012 by hunnysnowbee
@LarsCA Whether they live in an area where you know every one or not, it's still a good idea to lock doors when you have such young children in the house. You never know if/when a small child might try to leave the house alone. Besides, it's nieve to leave doors unlocked just because you live in a "nice neighbourhood", because you just never know, and in this case something did happen. Thankfully though, it was just some one a bit worse for ware and no one got hurt!
11:44 February 28, 2012 by stevo1
my parent's used to leave the doors unlocked when i was a child in Australia some 35 years ago, but no one would dream of doing it now. It is nice to hear there a still places in the world where you can leave your doors unlocked with out fear of being burgled or even worse events. This town sounds like heaven. Personally with a small child I wouldn't even consider the thought of not locking up at night, but each to their own.

Police suspect the man of trespass? The guy should at the very least buy a new mattress for the child!!
18:48 February 28, 2012 by OUIJA
This only happens in sweet, naive, stupid Sweden. The father only considered to call the police when he found out that the man had urinated in his 3 year-old son's bed. What a stupid.And he leaves the doors open because he lives in a small neighbourhood where everybody knows who their neighbours are. What a stupid. The police suspect the man of trespass. What a stupidity and lack of common sense. Has the police, the father and whoever consider the possibility that the man had ulterior motives to be in the bed of such a small child? No, he was only sleeping and urinating. Give me a break.
23:21 February 28, 2012 by Mbenzi
I lived for 16 years in my house in the Swedish countryside, but never locked the door. Yes, I remember that we locked it when going for vacation, and it was a big trouble to find a key fit to lock it with.

I also left my car keys in the ignition lock (I would probably have lost them if I had removed them...).

But my son got his bicycle stolen in town, and the police seemed to think it was "his own fault" because he did not lock it.

That makes me pi**ed. Should people not be expected to know what is theirs?

I have absolutely no problem with remembering how my house looks, how my car looks and how my bicycle looks. If it is not mine, I am not supposed to take it.

Isn't the police there to follow up when people do wrong? Or is it their own fault when they don't protect themselves enough?

Then tell me - is it a politician's own fault when he gets shot, if he had too few security guards to protect him?
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