CAFE'S ONE-WAY MIRROR ALLOWS PEEKS INTO RESTROOM : VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian artist has installed a one-way mirror in a Vienna cafe that allows men to peek from their restroom into the ladies room.
Alexander Riegler told the daily Heute newspaper Monday that the mirror is an attempt to "stir people into a discussion of voyeurism and surveillance," in an era when almost everyone is being watched.
Cafe employee Alexander Khael-Khaelsberg says the mirror only shows women at the sink and does not offend anyone's private sphere. He told the daily Heute newspaper Monday that women will get their turn in January, when the mirror is reversed to let them look at men's faces while they stand at the urinal.
The restaurant recently put up a sign advising women that they are part of an "art project" after complaints.
ZOMBIE BRIDE, GROOM MARK SCARY DAY OF MARRIAGE : CARLETON, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan bride and groom dressed as zombies to mark a scary day of marriage with a Halloween-themed wedding.
The Monroe Evening News reports 30-year-old Amanda Cusumano of Monroe and 40-year-old Todd Lambert of Carleton exchanged vows Saturday with a pastor dressed as Sherlock Holmes officiating. Friends and family also dressed in costume for the ceremony in Carleton, about 30 miles southwest of Detroit.
Cusumano wore a black velvet dress. Lambert wore a black suit and fake monster teeth, and carried a skeleton-headed cane. He says the aim was to be "unconventional."
Pastor Eric Drummonds says they came together "to celebrate one of the scariest moments of their lives."
Guests sat for the ceremony on hay bales. Their costumes included a chef, bride of Frankenstein and dental floss.
POLICE: NM MAN STOPS CAR BURGLAR BY SITTING ON HIM: ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say an Albuquerque man stopped a would-be car burglar by sitting on the perpetrator until authorities arrived.
KOAT-TV reports that a newly released police video showed Rene Huerta sitting on top of burglary suspect Michael Chavez earlier this month after Huerta said he caught Chavez breaking into his Chevy Tahoe.
According to the criminal complaint, Huerta heard his alarm going off then saw two men rummaging through his SUV.
Police said Huerta chased Chavez, fought with him and then sat on him until officers arrived.
Chavez is heard telling police "thank you!" when officers arrived and got Huerta off of him.
Chavez was charged with auto burglary.