A young woman named Alavia Khawaja took it to Twitter recently to share her horrible experience while renting a room in her apartment on Airbnb. She decided to rent one of her rooms out to a man named Leonard Jackson. However, he ended up stealing money from her and he was caught carrying three guns with him.
According to Alavia, Airbnb did absolutely nothing to help her out, and the whole situation has still taken a toll on her. The police did almost nothing as well, and she doesn’t know where the man is now. She advises people to not rent their home to strangers and if they ever feel sketched out, they should report everything right away.
“Be persistent in the face of adversity, so then if something happens you can show you tried. Imagine if I gave up contacting help after being brushed aside in the beginning.” – she says.
Alavia adds that she is done with renting her home out, especially after two other women had to deal with the same man, and neither the police nor Airbnb did anything about it. To make things worse, many people have been blaming her for getting herself into a situation like that. Check out her story below, and tell us what you think in the comments.