Cracking down on porch couches

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - November 9, 2010

Authorities in Ann Arbor, Michigan, say they're cracking down on upholstered furniture on porches.

Kicking back on an outdoor couch is practically a tradition in the hometown of the University of Michigan.

But officials say the porch couches are a fire hazard.

At first, offenders will be given a warning ticket.

But the penalty for outlawed porch furniture can be a $1,000 fine, plus the cost of removal.

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