New York City comedian Ari Teman rented out his apartment on Friday night through Airbnb, the online service that allows travelers to stay at local apartments for (usually) cheaper rates than hotels. Teman handed over the keys to renter David on Friday afternoon, he tells Gawker. He stopped back later that night to retrieve his suitcase from the doorman, and he overheard David telling people in the lobby that "they're shutting us down." What got shut down? A "XXX freak fest," according to Teman and tweets matching David's phone number.

While Teman probably stopped the sordid affair before it happened (with the help of the police), he's still claiming over $80,000 in damages and says he's going to be evicted from his apartment. Some of his furniture was destroyed, and he found his place strewn with bags of condoms and liquor. David was a verified Airbnb user.

Airbnb responded swiftly by changing Teman's locks, arranging for him to stay in a hotel, and wiring him $23,817 in compensation. After Airbnb made headlines in 2011 when a woman's entire apartment was robbed by a renter, the company's damage control has been swifter. In an open letter to the company, Teman expressed his frustration:

This can no longer be my home. The stress and fear that a large band of "XXX Freak Fest" individuals have my address and keys to my home is unreal and my friend (who helped me carry my wet and dirty stuff back into the apartment (I don’t even want to know how it’s wet) was even too afraid to stay here and encouraged me to leave. The super is also working to have me evicted. 

All because I trusted AirBNB that this individual was a "Verified" member with multiple positive reviews (which I now suspect are fake or unaware of how their home was raped). 

Perhaps in a lighter mood after AirBnB wired him money, Teman has been workshopping a (so far, bad) comedy routine about the incident on Twitter. 

Lessons learned? Well, Airbnb's system still isn't foolproof, for one. (The company insists, "Over 11 million guests have had a safe and positive experience on Airbnb and problems for hosts and guests are incredibly rare.") You also have to look at the power of social media to expose wrongdoing — Teman found David's revealing tweets for his provided phone number on Twitter. And perhaps the most important lesson of all is to have some better jokes at the ready when your 15 minutes happen.