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Vienna cafe bills patrons to charge cellphones

VIENNA

A Viennese cafe owner has a message for customers who dawdle over drinks while charging their cellphones: Pay up.

And Galina Pokorny says that instead of complaining when they see a power charge on their bills, customers should read the menu: “Electricity, 1 euro” is printed there.

Pokorny said Thursday that a quick plug-in remains free at Terassencafe, “but this is meant for people who come in and sit for hours while charging their phones.”

Pokorny spoke after Austrian media reported complaints from two women who were charged for charging over wine spritzers. She thinks the fuss will die down and other establishments will follow her example.

She notes the grumbles that greeted cafes starting to charge for serving a glass of water with coffee a few years ago were short-lived.

11-foot python slithers into student’s car

DAVIE, Fla.

A South Florida college student says he was startled when he saw a large snake crawl under his roommate’s car.

Nova Southeastern University students Ross Price and his roommate, James Hand, called an exterminator Feb. 1, but were told it was too late to send someone. So they called the Davie Police Department.

The SunSentinel reports Officer Tony Bernardo — the go-to guy for dealing with wildlife — and two other officers responded. The snake put up a fight and moved deep into the Toyota Camry’s engine compartment. Eventually, they pulled out an 11-foot reticulated python.

Police spokesman Mark Leone says it was likely a pet because it was in a residential area. The snake was turned over to a company licensed by the state to care for exotic animals.

Woman wanted for throwing rocks at jail

PUEBLO, Colo.

Police say a Colorado woman threw rocks at a local jail in an attempt to get the attention of her love interest on Valentine’s Day.

The Pueblo Chieftain reports that Pueblo County deputies say they responded to a report of suspicious activity at the county detention center just before midnight and found that a window on the second floor had been broken.

Deputies say surveillance video showed someone throwing rocks at the building and deputies later learned that the person has a relationship with a jail inmate.

An arrest warrant for criminal mischief has been issued for a 38-year-old woman. The investigation is ongoing.

Associated Press

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