Police called as sex game goes very, very wrong for a couple in Sweden

A Stockholm couple tried to spice up their sex life with the help of handcuffs. But it did not end in the release they had hoped for, as police had to be called in to free them after the key went missing.

Police called as sex game goes very, very wrong for a couple in Sweden
Not the couple in question. Photo: Karin Malmhav/SvD/TT

The couple were eventually forced to call the police when one of them was left locked in the handcuffs after the other spent a good while trying to find the key to uncuff their better half.

“It was hard not to laugh, especially as my shift was ending. It's among the strangest things I have experienced, but I know that it does happen,” police officer Martin Ferm told Stockholm Direkt.

Police were called to the home in Täby, north of Stockholm, shortly after 5am on Saturday. According to Ferm one of the lovers was rather “proud” while the other was “embarrassed”.

It is not the first time something like this happens, as this story and this one prove.

“Oh yes, we were warned about this at the police academy and it will surely happen again,” said Ferm.

While it was not known what inspired the couple, the sale of sex toys went up in Sweden ahead of the release of 'Fifty Shades Darker' this month. Online shop Sinful said that sales rose by 71 percent in the first half of February.


Calls for special police tactics to be available across Sweden

The chairwoman of the Police Association West Region has said that police special tactics, known as Särskild polistaktik or SPT, should be available across Sweden, to use in demonstrations similar to those during the Easter weekend.

Calls for special police tactics to be available across Sweden

SPT, (Särskild polistaktik), is a tactic where the police work with communication rather than physical measures to reduce the risk of conflicts during events like demonstrations.

Tactics include knowledge about how social movements function and how crowds act, as well as understanding how individuals and groups act in a given situation. Police may attempt to engage in collaboration and trust building, which they are specially trained to do.

Katharina von Sydow, chairwoman of the Police Association West Region, told Swedish Radio P4 West that the concept should exist throughout the country.

“We have nothing to defend ourselves within 10 to 15 metres. We need tools to stop this type of violent riot without doing too much damage,” she said.

SPT is used in the West region, the South region and in Stockholm, which doesn’t cover all the places where the Easter weekend riots took place.

In the wake of the riots, police unions and the police’s chief safety representative had a meeting with the National Police Chief, Anders Tornberg, and demanded an evaluation of the police’s work. Katharina von Sydow now hopes that the tactics will be introduced everywhere.

“This concept must exist throughout the country”, she said.

During the Easter weekend around 200 people were involved in riots after a planned demonstration by anti-Muslim Danish politician Rasmus Paludan and his party Stram Kurs (Hard Line), that included the burning of the Muslim holy book, the Koran.

Police revealed on Friday that at least 104 officers were injured in counter-demonstrations that they say were hijacked by criminal gangs intent on targeting the police. 

Forty people were arrested and police are continuing to investigate the violent riots for which they admitted they were unprepared. 

Paludan’s application for another demonstration this weekend was rejected by police.

In Norway on Saturday, police used tear gas against several people during a Koran-burning demonstration after hundreds of counter-demonstrators clashed with police in the town of Sandefjord.