Swedish woman lives in McDonald's for three weeks while searching for permanent home

'We tried to speak with her about how she can’t stay here, but it hasn’t worked. She keeps coming back'

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A woman has taken up residence in a Swedish McDonald’s for three weeks and refused to leave as she attempts to find a permanent home in the area.

The unnamed woman travelled to the town of Vetlanda in Småland and decided to live in the fast food restaurant until she found a new property, according to local reports.

She was reported for trespassing after trying to re-enter the restaurant through the back yard, and police offered to buy her a train ticket back to her hometown but she refused.

“We have opened around the clock and it’s warm in the building. We tried to speak with her about how she can’t stay here, but it hasn’t worked. She keeps coming back,” a McDonald's employee told newspaper Smålands-Tidningen.

“We have tried everything, the social services, security, police, the church, the women’s shelter. We want to get rid of her but she’s still living here. It’s clearly frustrating.”

Social services in Sweden are now reportedly involved and McDonald’s are co-operating with an inquiry. The woman was said to be desperate to live in Vetlanda because she knew the area well, despite not having any friends or family there.

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