Man evicted for
swing set sex prop
BERLIN (AP) - A German court says a landlady was within her rights to evict a man for persistently using a squeaky swing set in his apartment late at night as a sex prop.
The court in Munich said Friday the unidentified man installed the "very old" chain swing set in his apartment in 2012 and regularly disturbed his neighbors with "sexual, athletic and squeaking noises" late into the night, causing multiple complaints.
It noted his rental agreement included a clause to be quiet between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.
In upholding the landlady's decision to evict him, the court focused on the tenant's use of the swing set, saying its use late at night "would no longer correspond to normal rental use, and must therefore not be tolerated as socially acceptable."
Woman fined for
entering giraffe pen
MILWAUKEE (AP) - A California woman who got kicked in the face after trying to climb into the giraffe exhibit at a Madison zoo has paid a fine and apologized.
Police say 24-year-old Amanda Hall, of San Luis Obispo, California, tried to get into the pen at the Henry Vilas Zoo late Saturday afternoon.
Hall tells WISN-TV the 2-year-old, 12-foot-tall giraffe named Wally ate some grass from her hand, licked her, then kicked her in the chin. Police ticketed Hall for harassment of zoo animals, which carries a fine of $686.
Hall tells WISN-TV she's paid the fine. She says getting kicked in the face seemed like punishment enough.
The police report says Hall told officers she climbed into the exhibit because she loves giraffes.