STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Police in the Swedish capital said they arrested a man who allegedly pushed 19 mice through the mail slot of his musophobic ex-wife.
Stockholm police spokesman Lars Lisberger said the 37-year-old woman woke up at about 7:30 a.m. Sunday and discovered her apartment was full of mice -- an animal she had a special fear of, Swedish news agency TT reported Monday.
"She was scared out of her wits and is now being cared for in hospital," Lisberger said.
The woman's 59-year-old ex-husband was brought in for questioning and admitted to dumping the mice into the mail slot of the apartment, Lisberger said. He was placed under arrest.
The mice were captured and brought to the police station for examination by a veterinarian.
Lisberger said the man has demanded the mice be returned to him.
"He has treated both the mice and his ex-wife badly, so I do not think that he should be given any of them. But we shall have to wait and see what the authorities decide," the spokesman said.