For travelers, Airbnb is a great way to cut down on lodging costs. For the host, you really should vet who you’re handing the keys to, as a man in New Zealand just learned.
While on vacation over the summer, the unnamed homeowner listed his place on the rental site, finding two women to stay there for two weeks.
But when he returned, he realized something was amiss. Not only did the property “stank of cheap perfumes,” the electric bill was sky-high. Then the doorbell started ringing with strange visitors asking, “where are the girls?”
Turns out, the guests were running a brothel. Airbnb says they’re investigating, reports the New Zealand Herald .