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Md. man says rowdy Airbnb guests left him a mess

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HYATTSVILLE, Md. (AP) -- A Maryland man says two women who rented his home through the website Airbnb threw a party and left a big mess.

Mike Novak rented his Hyattsville house last weekend and says that while he was away, his guests hosted a house party.

Novak says a fight broke out in the backyard and that the party-goers broke through a neighbor's fence.

He says party-goers also left behind dozens of liquor and beer bottles, cigar wrappers and even underwear.

Novak says he contacted Airbnb about the damage under what the company calls their "host guarantee," which is supposed to cover damage up to $1,000,000.

Airbnb said that problems like what Novak experienced are rare and that it is working to reimburse him.

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