This document is one of many similar complaints against co-tenants in the communal apartment that A. A. E— sent to the supervisor of the local police precinct. The author calls this complaint "No. 5." The text shown here is obviously incomplete. The final page of the letter, with the conclusion of the complaint and the signatures, was unavailable.
Note the nature of the complaint: the co-tenants do not observe the rules of communal living; they dirty the bathroom, bring in guests, miscalculate the electric bill. The complainant puts the primary accusation of stealing on the same level as these more or less ordinary problems between tenants.
Since, as can be concluded from looking at other documents in the case of A. A. E—, these petitions to the police did not produce the desired result (it would be interesting to find out what A.A. E— was counting on), the petitioner went to the next administrative level to complain about the inaction of the police. This is according to our informants; the texts were unavailable.
The petitions refer to a situation which, in principle, could certainly take place in a communal apartment: certain co-tenants systematically harass others. But the specifics of the harassment and the way it is described, along with information received by the precinct policeman in the course of his investigation—visits to the apartment, conversations with A. A. E— and other tenants—lead to the conclusion that we are dealing with the complainer's overwrought imagination. The series of documents shown here illustrate a fairly widespread phenomenon, familiar to Russian psychiatrists as a delusional disorder whose content is tied to the life in a communal apartment, the so-called apartment-type delusional disorder.