Minnesotan accidentally boarded up in foreclosed home
A disabled Minnesota man who lost his home to foreclosure was boarded up inside when he failed to leave on the designated day. Ted Poetsch, 53, had fallen behind on his mortgage and was ordered to leave. Poetsch says that on the day in question he was just putting his cat, Kitty, in a pet carrier when he heard the sound of workers’ drills as they boarded up the door. Poetsch eventually called 911 and was freed. “Everybody loses,” said his lawyer, Josh DuBois.
Texan acquitted of disorderly conduct over S-word
A Texas man who used the S-word to complain about cat feces left in his yard has been acquitted of disorderly conduct in a jury trial. Joseph Loflin, 48, admits he used the vulgar term for excrement because neighbor Michael Rainey had ignored his previous, more nuanced complaints. Rainey asked police to cite Loflin, saying his 13-year-old daughter heard the word. “A little piece of America died today,” Rainey said of the verdict. “It’s a sad day for morality.”