A derailed train on Tuesday crashed into the side of a house in Saltsjöbaden, a town of about 10,000 outside Stockholm. A woman, reportedly a twenty-something cleaner for the train company, somehow snagged the keys to the train and drove it away before it crashed into the building. (Lisbeth Salander, is that you?) The cleaner was injured in the incident, but amazingly, there are no reports of injuries of people in the residence.
You’re waiting for a train in Stockholm. It’s nearly deserted at this hour. There, in the dark, a drunk man approaches the edge of the platform. He teeters, and eventually he falls onto the tracks. He’s lying there. Prone. You can hear a slow-moving train in the distance, on its way. What do you do?
a) Yell for help as loud as you can; call someone, anyone
b) Jump down on the tracks and drag him to safety
c) Jump down and roll him in a safer spot so as not to be struck
d) Jump down and steal the man’s phone, a silver case and a gold necklace, then leave him lying there while the train barrels over him
And even though the 61-year-old attacker admitted to following the woman with clear intent to rape, violently assaulting her and tearing off her pants and “grabbing at her crotch,” he will receive a lessened assault charge — because the woman’s penis “invalidates” the rape.
Whoa, Sweden’s official Twitter account asks some odd questions about Jews today. This intensely democratic national account stirring trouble!