This is a TNB Public Service Announcement. Don’t Harbor Bedbugs.
We at TNB were not aware this message needed to be provided. We were wrong. Recent events in Oklahoma have demonstrated the need for this friendly reminder.
Bedbugs are small creatures with painful bites who have a frustrating tendency to hide within cloth and fabric. They also breed quickly, making bedbug infestations in carpeting or mattresses a constant fear of hoteliers.
What they are not expected to be is a bane of bailiffs.
On Monday, a lawyer entered the Rogers County Courthouse with the intent to get some work done. In that, he was much like any other professional in the building. But he had something distinctive about him.
“A courthouse user noticed them and said she could visibly see something crawling on his neck which was later found to be bed bugs. He had also placed his jacket over some file folders and when his jacket was moved bed bugs were discovered there,” said Rogers County Sheriff Scott Walton.News On 6
The lawyer, who has yet to be identified, was reportedly covered with the tiny creatures, as were his clothes. The Sheriff commented about that to another local news outlet.
“Hard to imagine someone doesn’t know, you know that some bed bugs are crawling all over them certainly in abundance,” Sheriff Walton said.KJRH
They went further and inquired to Mike Clarke, the courthouse’s head of security, about the man.
(He) said the attorney was non-responsive to the situation.KJRH
“I don’t even think he cared,” Clarke said.
Everyone else cared. The courthouse was shut down for immediate fumigation, with all cases delayed.
Question of the night: What’s the most annoying thing to have happened at your workplace?