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This is like a crime story.

My question: Did you steal the hard drive? No where do you claim your innocence.
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This is like a crime story.

My question: Did you steal the hard drive? No where do you claim your innocence.
Oh come on... I think it is quite implicit in her numerous posts that she didn't steal the drive. You would have to be extremely, extremely slow not to see that.
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Re: Falsely accused of a (minor) crime. Authorities' way of handling things is extrem

It was an external hard drive. They showed me a photo of it during interrogation.

God knows what's in there. I never saw it nor took it. All I wanted was to get out of that place before I get beaten up over something trivial.

And yes, it seems implausible. But it really is happening. First post because this is a throwaway account. Friday night because I don't go out these days nor sleep much anymore. Just wanted it off my chest. I wish it were fiction, but I am a lame writer so it would not fly.
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Old 18.02.2017, 11:25
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Oh come on... I think it is quite implicit in her numerous posts that she didn't steal the drive. You would have to be extremely, extremely slow not to see that.
She said "falsely accused" in her title but no where else. If she didn't do it, she has nothing to be worried about. If her flatmate has been stalking her, she needs to provide this information to the police and ask for their assistance and/or advice. Her lawyer should have the skills to prove her innocence and perhaps file a countersuit.

Does it have to do with colour? Perhaps, but I suspect it has more to do with the accuser's insistence for "justice" and the police doing their job (although I don't understand why they assisted the OP to the police station in the way described.)

Edit: Thanks for your above post, OP. It clears things up and I believe you.
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Old 18.02.2017, 11:35
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I would insist on asking what the DNA evidence is meant to prove? If you lived in the Flat your DNA would most likely be present so it would prove nothing.

I would also ask what possible motive would they assume you have for taking an external hard drive? They are cheap to buy, so they can't consider it to be for financial gain. So I assume that they assume you took it because it held confidential data of your accuser and you might be doing this out of malice.

Still they need to prove that you either have the hard drive, or that you actually took it and disposed of it somewhere. Still they need to also answer whether that is the only accusation against you, as the defendant you need to know exactly what you are being accused of and why they need a DNA sample.

Good luck, it sounds a lot like a malicious waste of time by the guy you once flat shared with and weird thing to do just to be spiteful.
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Re: Falsely accused of a (minor) crime. Authorities' way of handling things is extrem

Thank you. My lawyer is on it now. He is trying to get in touch with the prosecutor and the lead investigator.

I also asked the the same question when i was being interrogated. I told them I had zero motives whatsoever and I had nothing to gain from it. Also, I was afraid of him. Last thing I wanted to do was ruffle his feathers.

I know I have nothing to fear because I did not do anything but the inconvenience and humiliation.... I don't even know what to say.

Theft (hard drive) is the only crime I am being accused of. Still can't believe how things have escalated.
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Thank you. My lawyer is on it now. He is trying to get in touch with the prosecutor and the lead investigator.

I also asked the the same question when i was being interrogated. I told them I had zero motives whatsoever and I had nothing to gain from it. Also, I was afraid of him. Last thing I wanted to do was ruffle his feathers.

I know I have nothing to fear because I did not do anything but the inconvenience and humiliation.... I don't even know what to say.

Theft (hard drive) is the only crime I am being accused of. Still can't believe how things have escalated.
It would be interesting to know if this guy is highly placed in Swiss society... for example if he has very wealthy or powerful parents. It sounds like a huge overreaction from the Police, and he must have told them a crazy story about what is on the drive, or there must be some element he has added, that is causing the police to go to such lengths here. There must be some information that you are not aware of that is causing this ridiculous (if what you say is true) escalation in how they are treating you.

How has he proven that the hard drive is missing, has he removed them from his PC or laptop? Is he saying it was an external hard drive? Has he told them what kind of data was on it? There are important details that you need to find out (that I didn't see in your posts, anyway). The more information you can get on him and his situation the better, because when it comes to light that he has been lying and wasting police time then he is surely going to be in trouble.

I would even speak to your lawyer about whether you can sue him for what he is putting you through, if/when it is proven that he has been lying to the police. Don't be scared of him, because the moment he starts physical/written intimidation then this becomes a criminal offence and it sounds like he has serious mental problems and is just being a (very spiteful and malicious) bully.
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Old 18.02.2017, 12:07
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It was an external hard drive. They showed me a photo of it during interrogation.

God knows what's in there. I never saw it nor took it. All I wanted was to get out of that place before I get beaten up over something trivial.

And yes, it seems implausible. But it really is happening. First post because this is a throwaway account. Friday night because I don't go out these days nor sleep much anymore. Just wanted it off my chest. I wish it were fiction, but I am a lame writer so it would not fly.
Did they say that is the actual HDD in question? Because that's just a stock photo of a LaCie external HDD.
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Old 18.02.2017, 12:22
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Did they say that is the actual HDD in question? Because that's just a stock photo of a LaCie external HDD.
How many people do you know who take photos of their external hard drives?
I imagine the police would have shown her a photo of the type of drive that was stolen and not the actual drive.
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It would be interesting to know if this guy is highly placed in Swiss society... for example if he has very wealthy or powerful parents. It sounds like a huge overreaction from the Police, and he must have told them a crazy story about what is on the drive, or there must be some element he has added, that is causing the police to go to such lengths here. There must be some information that you are not aware of that is causing this ridiculous (if what you say is true) escalation in how they are treating you.

How has he proven that the hard drive is missing, has he removed them from his PC or laptop? Is he saying it was an external hard drive? Has he told them what kind of data was on it? There are important details that you need to find out (that I didn't see in your posts, anyway). The more information you can get on him and his situation the better, because when it comes to light that he has been lying and wasting police time then he is surely going to be in trouble.

I would even speak to your lawyer about whether you can sue him for what he is putting you through, if/when it is proven that he has been lying to the police. Don't be scared of him, because the moment he starts physical/written intimidation then this becomes a criminal offence and it sounds like he has serious mental problems and is just being a (very spiteful and malicious) bully.
I was wondering this too. He's an immigrant but practically grew up here. I do not know if he or his family is well off. If his finances are to be considered, all I know is that the apartment I shared with him was rather modest and he drove a beat up car. I remembered the time he was boasting about his friend who joined ISIS. He was also fond of telling stories where he breaks people's bones and beat them bloody. Do these information have any significance? Maybe. Maybe not.

It was an external hard drive. When the police searched my place, they were looking for just a hard drive, but I also saw them check out my documents that I have compiled in a binder (school records, work contracts, invoices, bank account statement, etc..).

My lawyer told me that my ex housemate would most likely only get a light punishment for what he has done. Probably a fine. That's why he was asking me to think carefully whether I should file a complaint or not. Because according to him, it might not even be worth it.

The police won't give any more details and they don't cooperate with my lawyer (so far, hopefully it will change soon). My ex housemate almost certainly exaggerated his report, as the police were asking me to confirm some things during interrogation (e.g. Mr. Violent Tendencies claimed that you knew where the hard drive was, is this true?, Mr. Violent Tendencies said that he was trying to contact you many times and begged you to return the hard drive so there would be no need to report you to the police, but you ignored him, is this true?, etc... All his claims were untrue, by the way. I even volunteered my phone on the spot so they could access it, because I got so upset and just wanted it to be over).

About the harassment, I have screenshots of his threats which i showed to the police. I also told them of my concerns but they did not give a flying f***. At the moment, things seem very one-sided. I hope they were kind enough to keep my address confidential.
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Did they say that is the actual HDD in question? Because that's just a stock photo of a LaCie external HDD.
They just showed me a printed stock photo.
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Old 18.02.2017, 12:42
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I remembered the time he was boasting about his friend who joined ISIS.
This may be the reason why he and the police are concerned about the hard drive. Have you told the police about his friend? Perhaps it's all a ruse to find out your friend's connections with ISIS.
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She said "falsely accused" in her title but no where else.
What, and the title isn't enough, when supported by all the other posts? What an utterly bizarre sense of logic.
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What, and the title isn't enough, when supported by all the other posts? What an utterly bizarre sense of logic.
Richdog, get with the program. It's been cleared up.
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I remembered the time he was boasting about his friend who joined ISIS. He was also fond of telling stories where he breaks people's bones and beat them bloody. Do these information have any significance? Maybe. Maybe not.
Sorry but wtf, all was going well until you made this post. So you 'suddenly remember' that he mentioned ISIS and 'breaking people's bones and beating them bloody'... and aren't sure if that has any significance? No-one is that stupid, especially in todays climate.

Shame, because you actually seemed convincing until that moment...

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It was still a daft comment whichever way you look at it.
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Sorry but wtf, all was going well until you made this post. So you 'suddenly remember' that he mentioned ISIS and 'breaking people's bones and beating them bloody'... and aren't sure if that has any significance? No-one is that stupid, especially in todays climate.

Shame, because you actually seemed convincing until that moment...



It was still a daft comment whichever way you look at it.
My initial posts were basic information and the meatiest part. His stories, I put at the back of my head because it seemed like childish boasting to be honest. Like the stories of his adventures in Tinder. I remembered mentioning it (except the Tinder stories) to the police when they asked me why I was scared of him, along with his screenshots, but got no reaction. So yes, I wonder if they are significant because stories are just stories at the end of the day, unless there's evidence.
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And no, I do not think it was a stupid comment. What I learned is to never assume because you don't know how people's minds work. I thought the case would be dismissed after I have FULLY cooperated and when they could not find anything during their searches. I was very wrong.
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This may be the reason why he and the police are concerned about the hard drive. Have you told the police about his friend? Perhaps it's all a ruse to find out your friend's connections with ISIS.
More likely just simple trolling by the OP.

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