A creepy, crawly, situation is resolved not too far away in Oklahoma.
On Monday, February, 4, the Rogers County Courthouse, 200 S Lynn Riggs Blvd, was shut down after an attorney brought bed bugs into the building.
Exterminators worked for hours treating the affected areas of the 90 thousand square foot building, Mycah Hatfield reported.
It will make your skin crawl and that is actually what people inside the courtroom said they saw — bed bugs crawling on the attorney’s neck, and falling off his clothes.
“That is so gross. I couldn’t handle it I would have walked out,” Jordan Brown said while visiting the courthouse. “I’m starting to… I think it’s just a mind thing.”
Even knowing an exterminator had treated the building hours before, people were still itching, trying not to touch anything inside because they know getting rid of bed bugs can be an expensive deal.
“I had to immediately find a babysitter for my son because I did not want to bring him in here,” Brown said.
County Commissioner Steve Hendrix said there was never an infestation inside the courthouse.
They treated the building to put people’s minds at ease, but the exterminator still came with a hefty price tag.
Hatfield reported the initial estimate was $6,600.
“I would hold him responsible for that,” said Micha Patton, also visiting the courthouse. “If that many are coming off of you, that’s on you.”
Commissioner Hendrix said they aren’t sure who will end up paying the tab, but they plan to talk to their legal team to see if the attorney can be held responsible for the exterminator.
“Of course he should be responsible for the bill,” said Brown. “Better not be taking our money and spending it on this.”