Canadians polite about vacation sex noise
HAMILTON, Ontario, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- A survey of Canadian women on vacation published Thursday suggested 10 percent found the sounds of sex from adjacent hotel rooms or cabins was a turn-on.
The online survey of 1,013 women Aug.17-24 by the Ipsos Reid polling group for the TripCentral.ca website asked about the noisy sex-neighbor effect and found 46 percent of women found the experience "was annoying, causing them to turn up the television or radio to drown out the sounds."
The survey said 36 percent of vacationing women were indifferent to hearing the sounds of sex through the walls or doors and 2 percent were offended enough to complain to hotel management.
"When bumping into the noisy couple afterwards, 51 percent of respondents said they would do little more than offer a polite smile and carry on," the release said.
The survey went further, asking about women's likelihood of having sex while sharing accommodations with family or friends.
"Twelve percent of all respondents said they would find somewhere else to have sex outside the hotel room, with younger respondents more likely to do so at 20 percent," the survey showed.
The survey had a 3.1 percent margin of error.
Police: Tellers ignored robbery attempt
MURRIETA, Calif., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Police in California said an attempted bank robbery was foiled when tellers simply refused the note a man used to demand money.
Murrieta police Sgt. Dave Baca said the man, described as thin and in his early 20s, walked into the Bank of America branch at 12:56 p.m. Wednesday and handed a teller a note demanding money, The (Riverside, Calif.) Press-Enterprise reported Thursday.
"They just didn't give him any money," Baca said. "They ignored his requests and he left after 15 or 20 seconds."
The suspect was last seen walking toward a nearby Walgreens store.
Man gets wallet back a year after loss
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- San Diego transportation officials said a man has retrieved his lost wallet and $10,000 cashier's check one year after he said he was on his way.
Shelley Duncanson of Metropolitan Transit said Robert Mader, 55, told officials he was on his way to pick up the wallet about a year ago after leaving it on a bus, but he never arrived and officials were unable to locate him, U-T San Diego reported Thursday.
Duncanson said Mader recently contacted her after an acquaintance read about efforts to locate the wallet owner.
"He remembered losing his wallet, calling us about it and boarding a bus to come pick it up," Duncanson said.
However, Mader suffered the first of a series of strokes on his way to the transit office and spent several weeks in a hospital. She said he had forgotten about retrieving his wallet.
"I'm very sorry about his health issues," Duncanson said, "but I'm happy he got his money back."
Bear leaves R.I. town after three days
CRANSTON, R.I., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Authorities in Rhode Island said Thursday a bear spotted wandering through a city for three days appears to have left the area.
Police said Thursday the 200-pound black bear seen wandering the streets of Cranston was reportedly spotted Wednesday night about nine miles away in the North Kingstown/East Greenwich area, The Providence (R.I.) Journal reported Thursday.
The state Department of Environmental Management is asking residents to report any bear sightings and keep away from the animal.
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