Thursday, July 18, 2013
Bedbugs On Defendants Cause Courtroom Chaos
Pandemonium erupted inside Manhattan Criminal Court Tuesday after panicked spectators said they spotted bedbugs crawling up the neck of a man who was there to answer to a desk-appearance ticket.
The sickening sight sent court observers scrambling out of their seats, a witness told the Daily News.
“People started bolting,” added the witness, a 49-year-old Manhattan woman. “Even the court officers were freaked out. It was disgusting.”
A woman stood up and announced that a man sitting near her was covered with the creepy crawlies, sparking chaos in the benches.
Several observers raced out of the courtroom. The apparent offender also sprinted away from the scene, the witness said.
The court officers emptied the three final rows, and the proceedings continued, the witness said.
After about 20 minutes, an exterminator arrived and the courtroom was evacuated.
Posted by David