Woman Captures Bible Group 'Mob' Crashing Airbnb and Stealing From the Bathroom

Woman Captures Bible Group 'Mob' Crashing Airbnb and Stealing From the Bathroom

Twitter user Mary Numair shared security cam footage and photos on the social media platform of a group of 25 or so members of a “Bible Group” who crashed a three-bedroom home that was rented on Airbnb.

Their behavior is the kind of stuff that would probably get you banned from ever using the service, and make property owners think twice about using the platform to lease out their space.

It all began when a mob of 25 or so people showed up at the house. There were supposed to  only be four.

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Mary live-tweeted the entire thing and captured the downright childish, and illegal behavior, from the house guests. 

Warning: This bizarre story is pretty rage-inducing, so if you can’t stand the sight of people acting like entitled weirdos, then this might not be the one for you.

This image that Mary uploaded shows about “half” of the people who attempted to stay on the property.

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Ben Newman, Mary’s boyfriend, saw on his Nest camera that the group was way larger than the one he had agreed to accommodate in the home. Ben decided to ring the individual who booked the home and it turns out that the group was just there for a “quick Bible study,” and that they would be leaving shortly.

“So he calls the guy and is like ‘Hey man, not to be rude but that looks like a lot more than four. My house can’t accommodate large events.’ The guy is like “OHh gosh, I’m so sorry. We’re doing a quick Bible study and then they’re leaving.”

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As Mary tells the story, Ben “begrudgingly” allowed the guests to stay, but, after monitoring his CCTV camera, saw that even more people started showing up at the property. Ben, having already given a courtesy call to the person who booked the space, decided to call Airbnb and let them know of the situation.

“Finally he calls Airbnb and they’re like “Are you sure you can’t accommodate them?” Literal dozens of people on a small rural septic system, nah.”

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The 2014 “Company of the Year” contacted the booker and let them know that they couldn’t have six times the amount of people in the space, but the customer came back and said that there was a “verbal agreement” in place that 25 people could be allowed to stay on the premises. There wasn’t.

Mary continued, “So! Airbnb calls back the guy, calls my boyfriend back and says ‘The guy says you had a verbal agreement to let 25 or so people stay.’ What the f–k. It’s a three-bedroom house. No. F–k no.”

Airbnb then called the guest and told him that he and his party would need to leave. It didn’t end there, however.

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The house guests didn’t feel like they were obligated to leave the property, so they stayed. The “head” of the group went outside and put his pillow in the car and then went back in the house like nothing was wrong. 

Mary couldn’t believe the inconsideration the group displayed. “Oh also, the guy said ‘We’re just a large Christian Bible study group. What does it matter if it’s more than four?’ Like what the f–k does loving Jesus mean, you get away with this s–t.”

Their reluctance to leave forced Mary and Ben to show up on the property to make sure  the group had left, as they had been instructed to by them and Airbnb.

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When they arrived, no one had left, nor did they seem in a hurry to do so. To add insult to injury, they stole all of the toiletries out of the bathroom.

Airbnb then messaged the home owners, by that time, it was 11:22pm, “I know the guests really violated the rules for having additional guests on the listing but I’m sure it’s not that easy for the guest to leave the listing. I would like to ask what are the possible options we can give to guest as a courtesy … it’s late at night, 11.22pm.”

Mary tweeted that the guests clearly didn’t expect her and her boyfriend would show up.

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“Oh by the way, they had a few people sneak out the back but there’s a lot of people still here. He wasn’t aware that we were coming so that’s why he lied about that.”

It wasn’t until after they left that Mary and Ben learned they had stolen all of the toiletries from the bathroom.

After the entire insane ordeal was over with, Mary said that at least Airbnb made things right.

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She responded to a Twitter user who asked if she felt the company “backed her up” as a host, “Yeah. Especially once we made it clear that we had video proof they were wilfully breaking a major house rule and repeatedly lying about it.”

The company also refunded Ben the $ 75 for the stolen bathroom supplies, as well as the $ 621 for the booking fee that they lost on account of their house guests, all 25 of them, leaving early.

At the very least, Mary had a sense of humor about the whole thing.

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Woman Captures Bible Group 'Mob' Crashing Airbnb and Stealing From the Bathroom

Woman Captures Bible Group 'Mob' Crashing Airbnb and Stealing From the Bathroom

Twitter user Mary Numair shared security cam footage and photos on the social media platform of a group of 25 or so members of a “Bible Group” who crashed a three-bedroom home that was rented on Airbnb.

Their behavior is the kind of stuff that would probably get you banned from ever using the service, and make property owners think twice about using the platform to lease out their space.

It all began when a mob of 25 or so people showed up at the house. There were supposed to  only be four.

image

Mary live-tweeted the entire thing and captured the downright childish, and illegal behavior, from the house guests. 

Warning: This bizarre story is pretty rage-inducing, so if you can’t stand the sight of people acting like entitled weirdos, then this might not be the one for you.

This image that Mary uploaded shows about “half” of the people who attempted to stay on the property.

image

Ben Newman, Mary’s boyfriend, saw on his Nest camera that the group was way larger than the one he had agreed to accommodate in the home. Ben decided to ring the individual who booked the home and it turns out that the group was just there for a “quick Bible study,” and that they would be leaving shortly.

“So he calls the guy and is like ‘Hey man, not to be rude but that looks like a lot more than four. My house can’t accommodate large events.’ The guy is like “OHh gosh, I’m so sorry. We’re doing a quick Bible study and then they’re leaving.”

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As Mary tells the story, Ben “begrudgingly” allowed the guests to stay, but, after monitoring his CCTV camera, saw that even more people started showing up at the property. Ben, having already given a courtesy call to the person who booked the space, decided to call Airbnb and let them know of the situation.

“Finally he calls Airbnb and they’re like “Are you sure you can’t accommodate them?” Literal dozens of people on a small rural septic system, nah.”

image

The 2014 “Company of the Year” contacted the booker and let them know that they couldn’t have six times the amount of people in the space, but the customer came back and said that there was a “verbal agreement” in place that 25 people could be allowed to stay on the premises. There wasn’t.

Mary continued, “So! Airbnb calls back the guy, calls my boyfriend back and says ‘The guy says you had a verbal agreement to let 25 or so people stay.’ What the f–k. It’s a three-bedroom house. No. F–k no.”

Airbnb then called the guest and told him that he and his party would need to leave. It didn’t end there, however.

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The house guests didn’t feel like they were obligated to leave the property, so they stayed. The “head” of the group went outside and put his pillow in the car and then went back in the house like nothing was wrong. 

Mary couldn’t believe the inconsideration the group displayed. “Oh also, the guy said ‘We’re just a large Christian Bible study group. What does it matter if it’s more than four?’ Like what the f–k does loving Jesus mean, you get away with this s–t.”

Their reluctance to leave forced Mary and Ben to show up on the property to make sure  the group had left, as they had been instructed to by them and Airbnb.

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When they arrived, no one had left, nor did they seem in a hurry to do so. To add insult to injury, they stole all of the toiletries out of the bathroom.

Airbnb then messaged the home owners, by that time, it was 11:22pm, “I know the guests really violated the rules for having additional guests on the listing but I’m sure it’s not that easy for the guest to leave the listing. I would like to ask what are the possible options we can give to guest as a courtesy … it’s late at night, 11.22pm.”

Mary tweeted that the guests clearly didn’t expect her and her boyfriend would show up.

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“Oh by the way, they had a few people sneak out the back but there’s a lot of people still here. He wasn’t aware that we were coming so that’s why he lied about that.”

It wasn’t until after they left that Mary and Ben learned they had stolen all of the toiletries from the bathroom.

After the entire insane ordeal was over with, Mary said that at least Airbnb made things right.

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She responded to a Twitter user who asked if she felt the company “backed her up” as a host, “Yeah. Especially once we made it clear that we had video proof they were wilfully breaking a major house rule and repeatedly lying about it.”

The company also refunded Ben the $ 75 for the stolen bathroom supplies, as well as the $ 621 for the booking fee that they lost on account of their house guests, all 25 of them, leaving early.

At the very least, Mary had a sense of humor about the whole thing.

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Woman Captures Bible Group 'Mob' Crashing Airbnb and Stealing From the Bathroom

Woman Captures Bible Group 'Mob' Crashing Airbnb and Stealing From the Bathroom

Twitter user Mary Numair shared security cam footage and photos on the social media platform of a group of 25 or so members of a “Bible Group” who crashed a three-bedroom home that was rented on Airbnb.

Their behavior is the kind of stuff that would probably get you banned from ever using the service, and make property owners think twice about using the platform to lease out their space.

It all began when a mob of 25 or so people showed up at the house. There were supposed to  only be four.

image

Mary live-tweeted the entire thing and captured the downright childish, and illegal behavior, from the house guests. 

Warning: This bizarre story is pretty rage-inducing, so if you can’t stand the sight of people acting like entitled weirdos, then this might not be the one for you.

This image that Mary uploaded shows about “half” of the people who attempted to stay on the property.

image

Ben Newman, Mary’s boyfriend, saw on his Nest camera that the group was way larger than the one he had agreed to accommodate in the home. Ben decided to ring the individual who booked the home and it turns out that the group was just there for a “quick Bible study,” and that they would be leaving shortly.

“So he calls the guy and is like ‘Hey man, not to be rude but that looks like a lot more than four. My house can’t accommodate large events.’ The guy is like “OHh gosh, I’m so sorry. We’re doing a quick Bible study and then they’re leaving.”

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As Mary tells the story, Ben “begrudgingly” allowed the guests to stay, but, after monitoring his CCTV camera, saw that even more people started showing up at the property. Ben, having already given a courtesy call to the person who booked the space, decided to call Airbnb and let them know of the situation.

“Finally he calls Airbnb and they’re like “Are you sure you can’t accommodate them?” Literal dozens of people on a small rural septic system, nah.”

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The 2014 “Company of the Year” contacted the booker and let them know that they couldn’t have six times the amount of people in the space, but the customer came back and said that there was a “verbal agreement” in place that 25 people could be allowed to stay on the premises. There wasn’t.

Mary continued, “So! Airbnb calls back the guy, calls my boyfriend back and says ‘The guy says you had a verbal agreement to let 25 or so people stay.’ What the f–k. It’s a three-bedroom house. No. F–k no.”

Airbnb then called the guest and told him that he and his party would need to leave. It didn’t end there, however.

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The house guests didn’t feel like they were obligated to leave the property, so they stayed. The “head” of the group went outside and put his pillow in the car and then went back in the house like nothing was wrong. 

Mary couldn’t believe the inconsideration the group displayed. “Oh also, the guy said ‘We’re just a large Christian Bible study group. What does it matter if it’s more than four?’ Like what the f–k does loving Jesus mean, you get away with this s–t.”

Their reluctance to leave forced Mary and Ben to show up on the property to make sure  the group had left, as they had been instructed to by them and Airbnb.

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When they arrived, no one had left, nor did they seem in a hurry to do so. To add insult to injury, they stole all of the toiletries out of the bathroom.

Airbnb then messaged the home owners, by that time, it was 11:22pm, “I know the guests really violated the rules for having additional guests on the listing but I’m sure it’s not that easy for the guest to leave the listing. I would like to ask what are the possible options we can give to guest as a courtesy … it’s late at night, 11.22pm.”

Mary tweeted that the guests clearly didn’t expect her and her boyfriend would show up.

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“Oh by the way, they had a few people sneak out the back but there’s a lot of people still here. He wasn’t aware that we were coming so that’s why he lied about that.”

It wasn’t until after they left that Mary and Ben learned they had stolen all of the toiletries from the bathroom.

After the entire insane ordeal was over with, Mary said that at least Airbnb made things right.

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She responded to a Twitter user who asked if she felt the company “backed her up” as a host, “Yeah. Especially once we made it clear that we had video proof they were wilfully breaking a major house rule and repeatedly lying about it.”

The company also refunded Ben the $ 75 for the stolen bathroom supplies, as well as the $ 621 for the booking fee that they lost on account of their house guests, all 25 of them, leaving early.

At the very least, Mary had a sense of humor about the whole thing.

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Woman Captures Bible Group 'Mob' Crashing Airbnb and Stealing From the Bathroom

Woman Captures Bible Group 'Mob' Crashing Airbnb and Stealing From the Bathroom

Twitter user Mary Numair shared security cam footage and photos on the social media platform of a group of 25 or so members of a “Bible Group” who crashed a three-bedroom home that was rented on Airbnb.

Their behavior is the kind of stuff that would probably get you banned from ever using the service, and make property owners think twice about using the platform to lease out their space.

It all began when a mob of 25 or so people showed up at the house. There were supposed to  only be four.

image

Mary live-tweeted the entire thing and captured the downright childish, and illegal behavior, from the house guests. 

Warning: This bizarre story is pretty rage-inducing, so if you can’t stand the sight of people acting like entitled weirdos, then this might not be the one for you.

This image that Mary uploaded shows about “half” of the people who attempted to stay on the property.

image

Ben Newman, Mary’s boyfriend, saw on his Nest camera that the group was way larger than the one he had agreed to accommodate in the home. Ben decided to ring the individual who booked the home and it turns out that the group was just there for a “quick Bible study,” and that they would be leaving shortly.

“So he calls the guy and is like ‘Hey man, not to be rude but that looks like a lot more than four. My house can’t accommodate large events.’ The guy is like “OHh gosh, I’m so sorry. We’re doing a quick Bible study and then they’re leaving.”

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As Mary tells the story, Ben “begrudgingly” allowed the guests to stay, but, after monitoring his CCTV camera, saw that even more people started showing up at the property. Ben, having already given a courtesy call to the person who booked the space, decided to call Airbnb and let them know of the situation.

“Finally he calls Airbnb and they’re like “Are you sure you can’t accommodate them?” Literal dozens of people on a small rural septic system, nah.”

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The 2014 “Company of the Year” contacted the booker and let them know that they couldn’t have six times the amount of people in the space, but the customer came back and said that there was a “verbal agreement” in place that 25 people could be allowed to stay on the premises. There wasn’t.

Mary continued, “So! Airbnb calls back the guy, calls my boyfriend back and says ‘The guy says you had a verbal agreement to let 25 or so people stay.’ What the f–k. It’s a three-bedroom house. No. F–k no.”

Airbnb then called the guest and told him that he and his party would need to leave. It didn’t end there, however.

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The house guests didn’t feel like they were obligated to leave the property, so they stayed. The “head” of the group went outside and put his pillow in the car and then went back in the house like nothing was wrong. 

Mary couldn’t believe the inconsideration the group displayed. “Oh also, the guy said ‘We’re just a large Christian Bible study group. What does it matter if it’s more than four?’ Like what the f–k does loving Jesus mean, you get away with this s–t.”

Their reluctance to leave forced Mary and Ben to show up on the property to make sure  the group had left, as they had been instructed to by them and Airbnb.

image

When they arrived, no one had left, nor did they seem in a hurry to do so. To add insult to injury, they stole all of the toiletries out of the bathroom.

Airbnb then messaged the home owners, by that time, it was 11:22pm, “I know the guests really violated the rules for having additional guests on the listing but I’m sure it’s not that easy for the guest to leave the listing. I would like to ask what are the possible options we can give to guest as a courtesy … it’s late at night, 11.22pm.”

Mary tweeted that the guests clearly didn’t expect her and her boyfriend would show up.

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“Oh by the way, they had a few people sneak out the back but there’s a lot of people still here. He wasn’t aware that we were coming so that’s why he lied about that.”

It wasn’t until after they left that Mary and Ben learned they had stolen all of the toiletries from the bathroom.

After the entire insane ordeal was over with, Mary said that at least Airbnb made things right.

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She responded to a Twitter user who asked if she felt the company “backed her up” as a host, “Yeah. Especially once we made it clear that we had video proof they were wilfully breaking a major house rule and repeatedly lying about it.”

The company also refunded Ben the $ 75 for the stolen bathroom supplies, as well as the $ 621 for the booking fee that they lost on account of their house guests, all 25 of them, leaving early.

At the very least, Mary had a sense of humor about the whole thing.

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Woman Captures Bible Group 'Mob' Crashing Airbnb and Stealing From the Bathroom

Woman Captures Bible Group 'Mob' Crashing Airbnb and Stealing From the Bathroom

Twitter user Mary Numair shared security cam footage and photos on the social media platform of a group of 25 or so members of a “Bible Group” who crashed a three-bedroom home that was rented on Airbnb.

Their behavior is the kind of stuff that would probably get you banned from ever using the service, and make property owners think twice about using the platform to lease out their space.

It all began when a mob of 25 or so people showed up at the house. There were supposed to  only be four.

image

Mary live-tweeted the entire thing and captured the downright childish, and illegal behavior, from the house guests. 

Warning: This bizarre story is pretty rage-inducing, so if you can’t stand the sight of people acting like entitled weirdos, then this might not be the one for you.

This image that Mary uploaded shows about “half” of the people who attempted to stay on the property.

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Ben Newman, Mary’s boyfriend, saw on his Nest camera that the group was way larger than the one he had agreed to accommodate in the home. Ben decided to ring the individual who booked the home and it turns out that the group was just there for a “quick Bible study,” and that they would be leaving shortly.

“So he calls the guy and is like ‘Hey man, not to be rude but that looks like a lot more than four. My house can’t accommodate large events.’ The guy is like “OHh gosh, I’m so sorry. We’re doing a quick Bible study and then they’re leaving.”

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As Mary tells the story, Ben “begrudgingly” allowed the guests to stay, but, after monitoring his CCTV camera, saw that even more people started showing up at the property. Ben, having already given a courtesy call to the person who booked the space, decided to call Airbnb and let them know of the situation.

“Finally he calls Airbnb and they’re like “Are you sure you can’t accommodate them?” Literal dozens of people on a small rural septic system, nah.”

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The 2014 “Company of the Year” contacted the booker and let them know that they couldn’t have six times the amount of people in the space, but the customer came back and said that there was a “verbal agreement” in place that 25 people could be allowed to stay on the premises. There wasn’t.

Mary continued, “So! Airbnb calls back the guy, calls my boyfriend back and says ‘The guy says you had a verbal agreement to let 25 or so people stay.’ What the f–k. It’s a three-bedroom house. No. F–k no.”

Airbnb then called the guest and told him that he and his party would need to leave. It didn’t end there, however.

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The house guests didn’t feel like they were obligated to leave the property, so they stayed. The “head” of the group went outside and put his pillow in the car and then went back in the house like nothing was wrong. 

Mary couldn’t believe the inconsideration the group displayed. “Oh also, the guy said ‘We’re just a large Christian Bible study group. What does it matter if it’s more than four?’ Like what the f–k does loving Jesus mean, you get away with this s–t.”

Their reluctance to leave forced Mary and Ben to show up on the property to make sure  the group had left, as they had been instructed to by them and Airbnb.

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When they arrived, no one had left, nor did they seem in a hurry to do so. To add insult to injury, they stole all of the toiletries out of the bathroom.

Airbnb then messaged the home owners, by that time, it was 11:22pm, “I know the guests really violated the rules for having additional guests on the listing but I’m sure it’s not that easy for the guest to leave the listing. I would like to ask what are the possible options we can give to guest as a courtesy … it’s late at night, 11.22pm.”

Mary tweeted that the guests clearly didn’t expect her and her boyfriend would show up.

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“Oh by the way, they had a few people sneak out the back but there’s a lot of people still here. He wasn’t aware that we were coming so that’s why he lied about that.”

It wasn’t until after they left that Mary and Ben learned they had stolen all of the toiletries from the bathroom.

After the entire insane ordeal was over with, Mary said that at least Airbnb made things right.

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She responded to a Twitter user who asked if she felt the company “backed her up” as a host, “Yeah. Especially once we made it clear that we had video proof they were wilfully breaking a major house rule and repeatedly lying about it.”

The company also refunded Ben the $ 75 for the stolen bathroom supplies, as well as the $ 621 for the booking fee that they lost on account of their house guests, all 25 of them, leaving early.

At the very least, Mary had a sense of humor about the whole thing.

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What a nightmare.

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Woman Captures Bible Group 'Mob' Crashing Airbnb and Stealing From the Bathroom

Woman Captures Bible Group 'Mob' Crashing Airbnb and Stealing From the Bathroom

Twitter user Mary Numair shared security cam footage and photos on the social media platform of a group of 25 or so members of a “Bible Group” who crashed a 3-bedroom home that was rented on Airbnb.

Their behavior is the kind of stuff that would probably get you banned from ever using the service, and make property owners think twice about using the platform to lease out their space.

It all began when a mob of 25 or so people showed up at the house. There were supposed to  only be 4.

image

Mary live-tweeted the entire thing and captured the downright childish, and illegal behavior from the house guests. 

Warning: This bizarre story is pretty rage-inducing, so if you can’t stand the sight of people acting like entitled weirdos, then this might not be the one for you.

This image that Mary uploaded shows about “half” of the people who attempted to stay on the property.

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Ben Newman, Mary’s boyfriend, saw on his Nest camera that the group was way larger than the one he had agreed to accommodate in the home. Ben decided to ring the individual who booked the home and it turns out that the group was just there for a “quick Bible study,” and that they would be leaving shortly.

“So he calls the guy and is like ‘Hey man, not to be rude but that looks like a lot more than four. My house can’t accommodate large events.’ The guy is like “OHh gosh, I’m so sorry. We’re doing a quick Bible study and then they’re leaving.”

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As Mary tells the story, Ben “begrudgingly” allowed the guests to stay, but, after monitoring his CCTV camera, saw that even more people started showing up at the property. Ben, having already given a courtesy call to the person who booked the space, decided to call Airbnb and let them know of the situation.

“Finally he calls Airbnb and they’re like “Are you sure you can’t accommodate them?” Literal dozens of people on a small rural septic system, nah.”

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The 2014 “Company of the Year” contacted the booker and let them know that they couldn’t have six times the amount of people in the space, but the customer came back and said that there was a “verbal agreement” in place that 25 people could be allowed to stay on the premises. There wasn’t.

Mary continued, “So! Airbnb calls back the guy, calls my boyfriend back and says ‘The guy says you had a verbal agreement to let 25 or so people stay.’ What the f–k. It’s a 3-bedroom house. No. F–k no.”

Airbnb then called the guest and told him that he and his party would need to leave. It didn’t end there, however.

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The house guests didn’t feel like they were obligated to leave the property, so they stayed. The “head” of the group went outside and put his pillow in the car and then went back in the house like nothing was wrong. 

Mary couldn’t believe the inconsideration the group displayed. “Oh also, the guy said ‘We’re just a large Christian Bible study group. What does it matter if it’s more than 4’ Like what the f–k does loving Jesus mean, you get away with this sh-t.”

Their reluctance to leave forced Mary and Ben to show up on the property to make sure  the group had left, as they had been instructed to by them and Airbnb.

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When they arrived, no one had left, nor did they seem in a hurry to do so. To add insult to injury, they stole all of the toiletries out of the bathroom.

Airbnb then messaged the home owners, by that time, it was 11:22pm, “I know the guests really violated the rules for having additional guests on the listing but I’m sure it’s not that easy for the guest to leave the listing. I would like to ask what are the possible options we can give to guest as a courtesy … it’s late at night, 11.22pm.”

Mary tweeted that the guests clearly didn’t expect her and her boyfriend would show up.

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“Oh by the way, they had a few people sneak out the back but there’s a lot of people still here. He wasn’t aware that we were coming so that’s why he lied about that.”

It wasn’t until after they left that Mary and Ben learned they had stolen all of the toiletries from the bathroom.

After the entire insane ordeal was over with, Mary said that at least Airbnb made things right.

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She responded to a Twitter user who asked if she felt the company “backed her up” as a host, “Yeah. Especially once we made it clear that we had video proof they were wilfully breaking a major house rule and repeatedly lying about it.”

The company also refunded Ben the $ 75 for the stolen bathroom supplies, as well as the $ 621 for the booking fee that they lost on account of their house guests, all 25 of them, leaving early.

At the very least, Mary had a sense of humor about the whole thing.

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Hulkamania Is Turning 65: Here Are the Most Shirt-Ripping Moments From His Career

Hulkamania Is Turning 65: Here Are the Most Shirt-Ripping Moments From His Career

My entire childhood was defined by the rivalry between Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan. It explains why I love ripping t-shirts and the colors yellow and red so much, and why I have such a deep-seated hatred for men with grey hair who rock bedazzled robes.

Both in and out of the ring, Hulkamania ran wild on everyone. Here are some of the most amazing moments from his career.

When he bodyslammed Andre the Giant at Wrestlemania III.

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While my Albanian relatives looked at me with slight worry and awe as I ran around the house holding a piece of wood pretending I was “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, or ripping the neon streamers off of the neighborhood girl’s bikes to look like The Ultimate Warrior or Macho Man Randy Savage — even they stood and watched in awe as Terry Hogan lifted Andre The Giant off the mat and slammed him to the ground.

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The lead-up to the match, we’d find out years later, was even more dramatic than the spectacle the world saw on TV. The Hulkster wasn’t sure Andre, with an ego big enough to match his frame, was going to comply with the script he had come up with for the fight beforehand, and Andre’s health troubles meant that it was possible the match could be called off at any minute. But he ended up electrifying the crowd along with Hulk Hogan, and the rest is history.

When he tried selling a meatball maker instead of a grill.

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Celebrity endorsements of household products are nothing new, just ask Selena Gomez and Kylie Jenner how much they get paid to pretend they like stuff on Instagram. But when it comes to “As Seen on TV” cooking apparatuses, there’s one man whose product reigns supreme: George Foreman and the George Foreman Grill.

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When he was in Rocky III out of nowhere. 

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If you grew up in a family that loved testosterone-fueled movie franchises, or underdog stories that involved a lot of violence, then you probably watched all of the Rocky films repeatedly. And if you didn’t, well, then you can just imagine the delight on kids’ faces everywhere when they realized that the “charity” match opponent Stallone’s character was facing was none other than Hulk Hogan himself.

Sure, he didn’t appear as himself and his name was the ridiculous, had-to-be-conjured-up-by-Stallone, “Thunderlips,” but Hogan’s scene with Rocky was one of the most memorable in the film — and years later, the actor gave props to Hogan for his work on set. Hogan responded, thanking Sly for giving him his start in movies and helping him expand his career opportunities outside of the world of professional wrestling.

His awesomely bad film/TV career after Rocky III.

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The Princess Bride is a classic film packed with smart writing, incredible performances, and an aesthetic that perfectly fits the movie’s fairy-tale theme. Among all that greatness, Andre the Giant managed to stand out as the character of Fezzik. Just look at him say, “Anybody want a peanut?” and tell me it isn’t awesome.

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Now, The Rock got his start in pro wrestling (he still makes appearances) and has managed to go on to become the biggest box-office star in Hollywood right now. Hulk Hogan had a few films of his own, but didn’t enjoy anywhere near the amount of success that The Rock is lapping up right now. And it’s probably because a lot of the stuff Hogan was in was bad. I mean, really, really bad.

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Did I love No Holds Barred as a kid? Yes. Did I memorize all of the lines and get legitimately scared every time the film’s main protagonist, Zeus, appeared on camera? Absolutely. No man should angrily shake that much. But does that mean the movie is good? Hell-to-the-no.

Suburban Commando didn’t really astound the box office, or critics either, along with the similarly poor-performing Mr. Nanny

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That hasn’t stopped the Hulkster from constantly returning to WWE for spells here and there and epic one-off matches, nor did it impede him from having his own action TV show: Thunder in Paradise and being featured from time to time on various TV shows and cameo roles in movies.

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The greatest wrestling promo of all time: when the Madness met the Mania.

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Anyone who’s ever worked with professional wrestlers will tell you that, especially during the ’80s, it was a traveling circus. You’ve got a bunch of dudes on the road away from their families with nothing to pass the time between matches because they were in a different city every night. You can imagine that a certain amount of substance abuse came into play. Some substances were clearly at work in this promo with the inimitable Macho Man Randy Savage. 

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If you’ve ever seen the Macho Man cut a promo, it was evident that there was something else at work aside from pure human enthusiasm. He and Hulk knew that the first promo they cut together as newly-joined forces needed to be special. So they stepped up their game.

Leg-dropping ‘Gawker’.

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A friend of mine have noticed a trend that whenever he’s been snuffed, rebuffed, or rejected by an individual or a company, something terrible befalls them. Whether it’s an MMA fighter’s career going downhill after ghosting him when they were supposed to chill, or getting embarrassed against a no-name opponent when they got condescending when he asked for an interview, to a local restaurant going out of business after they got his food order wrong and were rude to him: The man has strong karma associated with him. He’s also an avid pro-wrestling and Hulk Hogan fan. But years back, he applied to a job at Gawker Media… They ultimately passed on him, but both he and I agree that if he had been working there, the site would’ve thought twice before posting a link to a sex tape the pro-wrestler recorded.

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They somehow got their hands on it and linked to it on their site. Hogan took Gawker Media to court and, after some embarrassing court depositions where the people at Gawker realized they couldn’t snark their way through a hearing, the site settled with the wrestler for $ 31 million. Gawker never recovered after the 1-2-3 the Hulkster dealt them.

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Waitress Returns $1,000 She Stole From Former Boss With Written Apology 20 Years Later

Waitress Returns $ 1,000 She Stole From Former Boss With Written Apology 20 Years Later

It might sound like a cheesy line, but it is really never too late to do the right thing.

Well, sure, you’ll have to deal with the pain of not doing what you were supposed to have done years prior, but it doesn’t change the fact that you finally made it right, which will not only make you feel better about yourself, but leave a huge impression on other people.

This is something that Carlotta Flores, owner of the El Charro restaurant in Tucson, Arizona came to realize when she received something in the mail that pleasantly surprised her.

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The letter was from an employee of Flores’ who admitted to stealing money from her restaurant when the two worked together back in the ’90s.

The envelope contained a handwritten letter of apology along with $ 1,000, which the former worker says not only covered the money she stole, but also 20 years of interest on top of it.

Carlotta’s son, Ray Flores, posted a photo of the kind gesture on his Facebook page and tagged his mother, sister, and wife in the post.

In the letter, the past waitress remarks that it was the first and last time she ever stole and that her actions bothered her for decades. And then, she finally decided to take action.

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“One of the waiters I worked with had encouraged me to ‘forget’ to ring in a few drinks a shift and pocket the cash. And for some stupid reason, I did it. I grew up in the church, I knew better. I hadn’t stolen a dime before then, nor have I since.  Thankfully, I was a terrible waitress and you all fired me before it could amount…”

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“…to more than a few hundred dollars total. It’s been 20 years, but I still carry great remorse. I am very sorry that I stole from you. Please accept my apology + this money as a repayment + 20 years of interest. May God forever bless you+ your family.”

She signed the letter only as “a thankful former employee,” and left it at that.

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After receiving the letter, Flores said in an interview with KVOA that it had a huge impact not just on her, but on her family and employees at the restaurant as well.

It also came at the perfect time — Flores recently was the victim of a robbery.

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“I had my purse stolen and this sort of renewed the faith that we have a lot of good people out there,” Flores told KVOA.

She also said that the kind gesture left a lot of her staff in tears after reading the message from the past waitress.

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“I don’t know where she’s at or who she is but I will tell you one thing. I hope that she’s read or has seen what an impact this has made not only on me, my family, my business but where it will go in the future. So I hope she keeps looking to see what we’re doing with it,” said Flores.

I don’t know what it is about waitresses performing acts of kindness that hits us right in the feels. All right, so technically this woman was a thief who was making a mistake she made right after years of it eating her up inside and was technically no longer an employee of El Charro, but it is still pretty awesome of her nonetheless.

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A few months ago there was Waffle House employee Evoni Williams who was awarded a $ 16,000 scholarship for going above and beyond her duties in helping an older customer by cutting his food for him.

Her act of kindness made waves on the internet, and I think it has to do with the nature of service industry jobs in general.

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Restaurant workers like waiters, waitresses, and bus boys are paid below minimum wage in the United States and have to rely heavily on tips for their income. Oftentimes, they aren’t treated the nicest by customers, so when they still manage to keep a smile on their face and show kindness in their situation, even when it’s not an ideal one, that shows real strength.

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30-Year-Old Man Evicted From His Parents' House Gives Cringiest Interview Ever

30-Year-Old Man Evicted From His Parents' House Gives Cringiest Interview Ever

For me, it was hugely a cultural thing, the “old-world” mentality of everyone living super close to each other or all piling together in one big house made getting out of my folks’ home and living on my own pretty difficult. I’m embarrassed that it wasn’t until my mid-twenties or so that I finally moved out.

But, to my credit, I pulled my own weight. I helped out with money, wasn’t a burden on anyone, and when I finally decided to grow up, take on a bunch of part-time jobs to save enough money to move out – I can’t believe I didn’t bust my hump to do so sooner.

Although the lightbulb came on rather late for me, there are some people who pull a total Matthew McConaughey and have a failure to launch.

Like 30-year-old Michael Rotondo of Syracuse, New York.

His parents were so sick and tired of his mooching behavior, his alleged inability to do chores, pay rent, or contribute any value to the family unit aside from just being their son that they sued him to evict him from their home.

Call it extreme, or extremely good parenting, but they actually went through with it and took him to court.

The judge presiding over the case heard Rotondo’s arguments and even had a few positive things to say about them, but ultimately, it wasn’t enough to stop him from being ordered to leave his family’s home.

Despite taking an $ 1,100 gift from his parents to help get him started to live somewhere else, Rotondo returned back home telling his parents that it “wasn’t enough” to move out. So Rotondo went back home, extending his post-firing home return to 8 years before his folks decided that they had had enough.

Michael’s story quickly went viral online, gaining the attention of several news outlets. So CNN decided to call him in for an interview that was, uh, fascinating, to say the least.

“Interview” is a pretty loose term: Brooke Baldwin tried to conduct a semblance of a q&a but what ensued was a confirmation that, without a shadow of a doubt, Michael Rotondo just need to grow the heck up.

Baldwin began the interview by stating that Michael is 30 and asking him flat out if he wants to find his own place. To which he summarily replied with “no.”

“No,” Rotondo said.

“Why not?” asked Baldwin.

Then, Rotondo pivots in a matter of seconds saying about his parent’s home:

“I don’t want to live there anymore. It’s very tense; it’s very awkward. We have to, you know, we have to share space, which may be the case where I would find myself afterwards, but I’d prefer to get out,” he said.

Baldwin pursued her questioning, asking Rotondo what stopped him and his parents from coming to an arrangement without having to go to court. Rotondo offered up a similarly contradictory, non-response. Badlwin’s face in the image still pretty much says it all.

“I would consider much of what they were doing to try to get me out as attacks, and what I was just, you know, trying to preserve — well, trying to do what’s best for me, which is trying to be a little more reasonable. I’ll leave — I don’t like living here, but I need reasonable time,” apparently eight years isn’t enough time.

Baldwin then flat out asked Rotondo why he doesn’t move out of his parents’ house tomorrow.

“I don’t have the means to do that tomorrow,” said Rotondo.

“Do you have a job?” Baldwin asked.

“No.”

“Are you trying to get a job?”

Rotondo then stumbles through a response where he says he has “plans” to “provide for himself” but doesn’t think that’s going to happen in the near future and he shouldn’t be expected to do that in the near future, either.

Then he drank some water, in the middle of the interview, to which Baldwin roasted him for: “Please take a sip of your water.”

Baldwin then followed up by asking Rotondo if he’d ever want to reconcile with his parents, to which he replied with, “No. No, I don’t.”

As it turns out, Rotondo has a son and he recently lost visitation rights with his child. He brought up the fact with Brooke Baldwin, something she said she was aware of and that her “heart goes out” to him.

Rotondo has become sort of a symbol of millennial laziness, a fact that people on social media have pointed out with Wedding Crashers references.

He’s being painted as a comically lazy and entitled character, and his interview with Baldwin hasn’t really helped that image at all.

When she asked him about him being the symbol of the “lazy millennial,” Rotondo provided what has to be one of the most cringeworthy parts of the interview where his self-delusion reached its peak.

He said that he didn’t consider himself a millennial because “he’s a very conservative person.”

“The millennials that they’re speaking to are very liberal in their ideology,” Rotondo replied.

“But you’re 30, so technically I think you are part of the millennial generation. I don’t think there’s a delineation between—” Baldwin replied.

“You’re right. But when people speak to the millennials and the… their general nature as a millennial, they speak to more liberal leanings.”

So, we’re to gather that his point is that millennials are liberal who have the mindset of people who live in their parents homes and need to be evicted to finally move out and fend for themselves, but don’t actually do it. And he’s just someone who actually expects handouts from his parents and takes them, but doesn’t embody that mindset, you know, because he’s a conservative. Right.

He ended his interview by saying that he was, indeed, a millennial. And Baldwin’s response to the entire, bizarre endeavor?

“So that was one of the more surreal interviews we’ve taken part of here in the last little while.” She said, and the awkward interview was finally done.

You can watch the entire on-air trainwreck here. Warning: it may give you a headache.

I feel bad for this dude’s parents, he didn’t do any favors with himself by appearing on-air. (h/t abc 7 | cnn | buzzfeed)

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These Recipes From Kids Will Make Your Stomach Hurt From Laughing

Kids say the darndest things and cannot be trusted with fire, so they make bad people to follow in the kitchen. But we still love hearing their ideas about food, because they’re so imaginative. Food is more a supply from the craft store than something you would eat.

This is dangerous for the digestive system but good for laughs. Twitter user Jordan Adams shared a cookbook from his nephew’s pre-k class, and they’re the perfect example of the delirious minds that want to serve you actual mud pies:

Ethan’s Eggs sound delicious, but they are missing one key ingredient: eggs.

Ariana’s Macaroni involves time at the pool, which I am on board with.

Joe’s Tacos took a really fast turn. He does NOT want tacos.

And Sebastian’s Pancakes sound delicious, but they’re pretty pricey:

Though they would never eat any of these recipes in a million years, people love them:

And find them pretty relatable, actually:

It’s like demented Ratatouille in here.

Getting recipes from kids is a pretty common thing, because it’s always funny. Some people shared their own weirdo recipes from school, which they’ve held onto all these years in case they want to give themselves food poisoning someday:

Maybe even on Thanksgiving:

And teachers everywhere love compiling them:

We need them!

Keep me laughing, kids, as I eat this boring sandwich that is made with bread instead of two skateboards, or something.

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