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Houseguests Rule!

houseguest.jpgWilliam Foster, a 64-year-old Des Moines man, would disagree with that sentiment. In fact, he recently had some folks staying with him, family of his common-law wife, who was in the hospital. And Foster got fed up with his houseguests and wound up in the clink as a result. He called the cops about 7 times in one night, claiming that he’d been repeatedly hit over the head with a frying pan and a flashlight. Cops were dispatched to Foster’s house three times and, on the third call, decided it was time for Foster to go to jail (largely because, while the cops were there, Foster threatened to kill one of his houseguests — probably not the smartest play).

My favorite part of the story is that the cops apparently told Foster that they couldn’t force the houseguests to leave because they’d done nothing illegal and because they were invited guests. So wait — once you invite guests into your home, you can never kick them out? Are they like vampires? (You’ll recall the valuable lesson from The Lost Boys that your defenses against vampires are largely worthless once you invite them into your home.)

Moral of the story? Family should always stay at a hotel.