Richard Handl of Sweden was arrested after he was found trying to split atom and build a nuclear reactor in his kitchen.
The man had blogged about the entire experience and he was only arrested when he sent a question to the Sweden Authority asking whether it’s legal or not.
“I was arrested and sent to jail, when the police and the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority searched my apartment. They took all my radioactive stuff, but I was released after a hearing. But I am still suspect for crime against the radiation safety law,” Richard said.
The man was in possession of radioactive materials and he tried to cook Americium, Radium and Beryllium in 96% sulphuric-acid. He had dismantled smoke detactors which contain tinges of nuclear materials.
“I wanted to see if it’s possible to split atoms at home”, Handl said.
His blog richardsreactor.blogspot.com. still has his experience posted on it along with pictures demonstrating his study.
“I was ordered by the police to get out of the building with my hands up, then three men came, with geiger-counters and searched me. Then I was placed in a police-car, when Radiation Safety Authory went into my apartment with very advanced measure-tools. So, my project is canceled”, he wrote in the blog.