Netflix has released a new five-part documentary focusing on the true stories of victims living with others with malicious intent.
This true crime documentary delves into four different stories (one story is in two parts) where victims or families are interviewed and tell their experiences about the unfortunate incidents. While explaining the events, the episode features “cartoon-like” re-enactments to better explain what happens in each personal experience.
The first episode, titled “Call Me Grandma”, tells the story of a woman named Dorothea Puente, who resided in Sacramento, California. She was recognized in her community as a reputable woman who donated money and clothes to charity, donated food to the community and, interestingly, provided shelter for the homeless. , mentally ill or recovering drug addicts who had no family to care for them.
The story focused on a social worker who brought a homeless man, Bert, off the street and into Puente’s house. After settling into her home, Puente told the social worker that Bert had gone to visit family and never returned. The social worker felt that something serious had happened to Bert, so she filed a missing person report with the police.
History has become eventful and disturbing. It became apparent what the main theme of the story was after explaining Puente’s behavior and personality. The cliché “Don’t judge a book by its cover” clearly describes this case and tries to warn people that appearances can be deceiving.
“Worst Roommate Ever” is a well-told documentary that should be watched by anyone interested in true crime. The episodes are great at telling stories and explaining why background checks on people before they live with others is important for the safety of everyone involved.