A few months ago a 31 year old man from Ängelholm, Sweden wrote to The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority "Strålsäkerhetsmyndigheten". The Swedish man was asking The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority if it was legal to build his own nuclear plant in the kitchen of his apartment.
When The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority got news of the letter and the questions asked, they told the man that it is illegal and any handling of radioactive material is illegal without the proper authorization from The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority. After further questioning The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority made the decision to do an inspection of the premises so they could monitor radiation levels in the apartment. And so they did. Police along with The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority stormed the apartment and when test where made they could come to the conclution that the 31 year old man was serious.
The man told police that he have alway been interested in nuclear physics and particle physics. "I have read many books and wanted to know if it would be possible, I only thought about it as an experiment"
No harm was done and the man was later sentenced to pay a fine.
The story was first reported by "Helsingborgs Dagblad".