Smelly Feet Trigger Police Raid

A cautionary tale:

German police broke into a darkened apartment fearing they would find a dead body, after neighbors complained of a nasty smell seeping out onto the staircase. The shutters of the apartment had been closed for more than a week and the mailbox was filled with uncollected mail. But instead of a corpse, they found a tenant with very smelly feet, asleep in bed next to a pile of foul-smelling laundry, police in the southwestern town of Kaiserslautern said on Sunday.

If one is waiting so long between baths as to disturb the neighbors, a reallocation of priorities might be warranted.

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