Young Muslim Malaysians in love may have a problem.
A Malaysian state government is considering recruiting "spies" to keep watch on unmarried lovers who choose to meet in public, Reuters reports.
State government officials in Terengganu want to hire part-time detectives to watch out for un-Islamic behavior, such as kissing and holding hands, among the region's unmarried couples.
"Some of these 'spies' could be waitresses or even janitors at hotels acting as auxiliary undercover agents for our religious department," said Rosol Wahid, the head of Terengganu's Islamic and welfare committee. "Accurate details are required for the enforcement officers to act, otherwise they could be pouncing on married couples."
Last year, religious police in another Malaysian state raided the rented apartment of a Christian American couple on suspicion they were unmarried Muslims in "close proximity," Reuters reports. The October raid caused a furor.
Trojan Horses Around in Brigham Young Territory
NORTH LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A University of Southern California hockey goalie put on a show, but it had nothing to do with stopping shots.
Mickey Meyer rode his stick like a horse, dropped his bulky pants, mooned the crowd and slapped his buttocks during a game against Brigham Young University, police said.
He was ejected and ticketed for lewdness, a misdemeanor, after an officer who was working security at the rink said he witnessed the scene Saturday.
"I had my fill of these refs," Meyer said on an Internet broadcast of the game, according to The Herald-Journal of Logan.
It will be up to prosecutors whether to pursue a case against him.
"This is a small town," North Park police Sgt. John Italasano said. "This was a college team playing and hockey's a wild game. Sometimes things get out of hand."
Meyer's antics occurred while play was stopped and referees were trying to sort out penalties in the third period of a consolation game in the ACHA West Regional tournament at Eccles Ice Center.
The junior from Clinton, N.Y., was "riding his hockey stick like a horse and slapping his butt," North Park Officer Mike Stauffer said in a report.
After pulling down his pants, Meyer slapped his bare bottom several times, Stauffer said.
Rink manager Floyd Naegle was unhappy.
"We don't treat this as a funny incident," he said Tuesday. "We're a family oriented business. It's a one-time incident and we try to do what we can to protect ourselves."
The Trojans lost the game against BYU, 6-4. The night before, they'd lost 3-1 to Utah State.
You Want Felines With That?
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Animal control authorities are not amused by a fast food chain's marketing stunt encouraging customers to dress their cats in a special take-out bag.
Tampa-based Checkers Drive-in Restaurants Inc. is distributing "Rapcat" bags designed with cutaway areas for the cat's legs and tail. The cat's head sticks out the opening of the bag, which is designed to look like a basketball jersey and gold chain worn by the hip-hop Rapcat puppet in Checkers commercials.
A Hillsborough County Animal Services news release on Monday said forcing a real, unwilling cat into a "Rapcat" bag could be considered felony animal cruelty. The bag's warning — "not all cats will be down with wearing this bag. Do not harm or endanger any cat" — is not enough, the agency said.
"We have no ill will toward Checkers or Rapcat as a character," said animal services spokeswoman Marti Ryan. "Our message is that it is not a good idea to try to stuff a cat in a bag. It's a matter of common sense."
She said the agency is prepared to go to court if necessary to stop the campaign.
Checkers said it means no harm.
"When our Rapcat commercials began airing last fall, they were an overnight success," said Richard Turer, senior vice president of marketing for Checkers. "We received dozens of letters from our guests requesting Rapcat merchandise. Our new Rapcat Web site, cups and carry out bags are all in response to Rapcat's popularity and are intended only as a creative extension of our television campaign."
This Season, Think Hot Pink If You're a Little Rock Drunk
LITTLE ROCK (AP) — It'd be easy to spot those convicted of drunken-driven offenses under a measure proposed by one Arkansas lawmaker: Hot pink license plates, starting with the letters DWI, would be issued to repeat offenders.
The proposal, by state Rep. Pam Adcock, would require anyone convicted three or more times of driving while intoxicated to display the pink DWI license plates on his or her car.
"The DWI license plate shall be a bright pink color that is easily distinguishable from other license plates issued in the state," the bill says.
The proposal would affect drivers who are required to have ignition interlock devices installed in their vehicles. Such devices test for alcohol on a driver's breath before the vehicle can be started.
The hot pink license plates would be required as long as the ignition interlock device is required, according to the measure.
The House Transportation Committee was scheduled to consider the bill this week.
Compiled by FOXNews.com's Sara Bonisteel.
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