AUGUSTA, MAINE — A man fed up with what he claimed was a lack of service sought revenge last week by dumping a cup of live bed bugs on the counter of a government office.
Authorities say the man, who has not yet been identified, became enraged after being told that he did not qualify for assistance in his complaint that the apartment building he lived in was infested with bed bugs.
After initially leaving the municipal code enforcement office after voicing his frustration, the man reportedly returned to the office an dumped a large cup full of the blood sucking creatures on the desk of the worker who told him there was nothing the office could do to help.
“He whipped out a cup (full of live bedbugs) and slammed it on the counter, and bam, off they flew, maybe 100 of them,” City Manager William Bridgeo told Fox 32 Chicago (http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/national/259044282-story).
The bedbugs scurried all over the counter and on eventually crawled onto an employee, say eyewitnesses.
The building closed until an exterminator could be called in to kill and dispose of the pesky insects.
Charges have not yet been filed.