updated 7/28/2008 11:44:59 AM ET 2008-07-28T15:44:59

Police say two officers who responded to complaints about a raucous weekend party in western Germany were mistaken for male strippers by the female guests.

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Simmern police spokesman Bernd Hoffmann says neighbors called police around 12.45 a.m. Sunday to complain about noise from a birthday party in their building.

A round of applause from the apartment resident — who had just turned 30 — and her friends greeted two officers who went to investigate.

Hoffmann said Monday that "they thought the policemen were dressed like that because they were strippers. It took them a while to realize they were real police officers."

Hoffmann says the women had not ordered strippers but thought someone had sent them as a birthday surprise.

The incident resulted in no arrests.

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