Should I call the police for something like that?

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Should I call the police for something like that?

Postby spyfire27 » 13 Jun 2012, 06:31

Yesterday morning I woke up and realized there was about 1 inch of water on the floor of my room. There was a connected power bar floating in the water. And what was the first thing I did waking up? Putting my two foot right into the water (I didn't see the water of course).

I called the landlord which immediately came and cleaned the place for me. It's easy to say that it was because of the heavy rain, but doubts strongly persist in my mind. One thing that is very strange is that we could not find where that could come from. The complete area surrounding my room was almost completely dry, including the walls and the ceiling. My window was very tightly closed as well. She also told me that this was the first time that ever happened. This morning, I wake up and I see this empty 6L water bottle in the kitchen which wasn't there yesterday. Not to sound paranoid, but this is scary.

I have to say that I am having a lot of issues with a Taiwanese roommate that has been showing hatred toward me since day one for no particular reason. There have frequently been such kind of accidents in this place. This antisocial guy has huge anger issues, and I believe he is the one who poured water under my door while I was sleeping, and using this heavy rain day as an alibi.

In this situation, could the electrical current be strong enough to electrocute me to death or not? Should I call the police for such a situation? Would they take my complaint seriously? The place has already been cleaned, so there is not much remaining evidence.
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Re: Should I call the police for something like that?

Postby tommy525 » 13 Jun 2012, 06:46

I think you have a strong chance of electrocution as described. And I think you should move.
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Re: Should I call the police for something like that?

Postby grandfeller » 13 Jun 2012, 08:21

tommy525 wrote:I think you have a strong chance of electrocution as described. And I think you should move.

I second that. Calling the police won't help.
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Re: Should I call the police for something like that?

Postby finley » 13 Jun 2012, 10:33

Third that. Just move. Even in a country where the police actually give a shit, they'd have trouble connecting this to your roommate. It most likely wasn't him (you'd need 300L to put 1" of water on the floor of an average-sized bedroom) but it sounds like he's a royal pain in the ass anyway.

btw you probably wouldn't have been electrocuted in that situation, because the shortest return path for the current would be through the water and the floor, not through you.
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Re: Should I call the police for something like that?

Postby engerim » 13 Jun 2012, 10:39

in the worst case you would have gotten a little electric foot massage.
you are staying in some kind of dormitory?

I wouldn't sleep in a place where people that I'm unrelated to have access!
If you can, change locks. If there's a "public kitchen" be careful about potential poisoning.

Equip yourself with infrared cameras, alarms (... and booby traps, trip wires...)
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Re: Should I call the police for something like that?

Postby Super Hans » 13 Jun 2012, 10:45

A room in my house was flooded enough to invite ducks over to stay yesterday, so it was probably the rain in your case too. I couldn't find out where the water was seeping in from either.
Calling the police won't help as they'd have difficulty connecting the rain with your flatmate. As said before, 6L of water is a nuisance but not enough to float things.
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Re: Should I call the police for something like that?

Postby Confuzius » 13 Jun 2012, 23:36

GET YOUR SHIT OUT NOW AND MOVE TO A HOSTEL/HOTEL!

WTF would you even THINK about staying ONE SINGLE night somewhere like that?

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Re: Should I call the police for something like that?

Postby kjmillig » 14 Jun 2012, 07:55

Who's name is on the contract? If the place is in you name, throw all his stuff out the door and change the locks. If it's joint, then move today! If it's his place, then move today after hiding a dead fish in his closet!
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Re: Should I call the police for something like that?

Postby TheGingerMan » 15 Jun 2012, 00:27

Get angry, and man that perimetre!
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Re: Should I call the police for something like that?

Postby 2Enigma » 11 Jul 2012, 18:02

Confuzius wrote:GET YOUR SHIT OUT NOW AND MOVE TO A HOSTEL/HOTEL!

WTF would you even THINK about staying ONE SINGLE night somewhere like that?

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