Manure left outside county Democratic HQ
LEBANON, Ohio, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Authorities in Ohio said they are investigating the origins of a large pile of horse manure left outside a county Democratic Party headquarters.
The Warren County Sheriff's Office said a worker discovered the horse droppings outside the Warren County Democratic Party headquarters in Lebanon upon arriving at the building Tuesday morning, the Dayton (Ohio) Daily News reported Thursday.
The sheriff's office said the case is being investigated as criminal damaging.
Teens stopped from buying toilet paper
SARALAND, Ala., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- A group of Alabama teenagers said their night of "rolling" houses was foiled when police stopped them from buying toilet paper.
Garrett Stephens and his friends said they went to the Saraland Walmart to buy large amounts of toilet paper for "rolling" houses, but the fun ended before it even began when police officers pulled them out of line and told them they could not buy the paper, WKRG-TV, Mobile, Ala., reported Thursday.
"It would be more normal if they caught us in the act of doing it. It would have been funnier to me if they waited till we started and just all swarmed us. That would have been more normal," Stephens said.
The teenagers said they were not arrested or cited, but the officers sent them home.
'Obama' covers 'Romney' on Texas road sign
ROMNEY, Texas, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- The town of Romney, Texas, will get a new highway sign after a vandal spray-painted the name "Obama" over "Romney," officials said.
The one-word sign, which welcomes drivers to the small town near Abilene was defaced earlier this week by an unknown spray-paint artist, The Dallas Morning News reported Thursday.
Texas Department of Transportation spokeswoman Darah Waldrip said the sign was removed Wednesday after the agency spoke with the Eastland County Maintenance Office and a new sign was ordered.
"The sheriff's office contacted them, and the sign was removed immediately, which is our practice when vandalism is reported or discovered," Waldrip said.
'Topless Maids' van offends residents
BURBANK, Calif., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- A van advertising "Topless Maids for $99" in a California city is generating complaints from residents and business owners.
Drew Sugars, a spokesman for the city of Burbank, said officials have received several complaints about the pink van, which also bears a phone number for the business, KTLA-TV, Los Angeles, reported Thursday.
"Our City Council has directed the staff to look into if our laws need to be strengthened," Sugars said.
Some residents said they are not offended by the van's presence.
"It's not offensive language. It's not a curse word. It's not hate," one man told KTLA. "It's simply saying, 'topless maid,' you know?"
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