Police in Nyköping, eastern Sweden, are investigating a case of assault after a man was woken from his nap after being slapped by a woman using a mackerel.
According to the police report the man was sound asleep in his apartment when the fishy assault took place. His peaceful nap was rudely interrupted when the woman smacked him across the face with a mackerel.
In addition to the mackerel attack he alleges that the woman had stolen food from his fridge and also taken 2,000 (£190, $310) kronor from him. It remains unclear how the woman entered his apartment.
The two people, who are both in their 60s, are understood to be known to each other. "They might live together sometimes," Mikael Larsson of the Nyköping police said. A preliminary investigation is underway with the mackerel attack currently classified as assault.