Sunday, 4 June 2017
Angry man unleashes over 100 bedbugs in City hall after he was denied benefits
A disgruntled man slammed a cup full of live bedbugs on a counter Friday afternoon inside Augusta City Center,Kansas,USA because he was denied benefits. The man came into the General Assistance office and asked for a form to request assistance but was told by the city staff he did not qualify, Manager William Bridgeo said
“He whipped out a cup (full of live bedbugs) and slammed it on the counter, and bam, off they flew, maybe 100 of them,” Bridgeo said.
The bugs started moving around and spreading out into the office while also prompting the building’s abrupt closure for the rest of the day, Kennebec Journal reported. City said action was taken to try to contain and recapture all 100 or so bugs. City Center, which houses the city’s municipal offices, closed shortly after the incident; and later Friday, a pest control contractor was in the building, spraying to try to kill any remaining bedbugs. Bridgeo said Augusta police were called immediately and located the man. Bridgeo said he signed a criminal complaint and trespass orders against him and he anticipated the man, whose identity was not immediately available Friday afternoon, would be charged with a crime.