A man from Maine was NOT happy with the folks in the Augusta city hall.
In fact, he was SO angry that he popped a container of bedbugs onto a counter and unleashed about a hundred of them into the office.
“He whippped out a cup and slammed it onto the counter, and bam, off they flew, maybe 100 of them,” City manager William Bridgeo told the Kennebec Journal.
When the man arrived at the Augusta City Center, he went to the General Assistance office where he asked for a form to request aid. After they told him he didn’t qualify, he unleashed the pests, most of them landing on the counter, the news outlet reported.
At least one bug landed on a city employee. They started to spread quickly, but finance director and assistant city manager Ralph S. Pierre grabbed some Windex and used the cleaner in an attempt to immobilize the bugs.
Employees used paper towels to contain them as quickly as possible.
Bridgeo said the police were immediately notified and they were able to locate the man. Officers are still deciding what, if any, charges would be filed in the case.
The city’s offices closed shortly after the incident and a pest control service arrived the same day to spray and kill any bugs that may have escaped. A bedbug detector dog service is also slated to inspect the building on Monday.
Bedbugs have proven to be an ongoing problem in the Maine city — they’ve even made their way into the General Assistance office in the past, according to the site.
Bridgeo, who has worked as a municipal manager in several communities for just more than 4 decades, said he’s “never had anything as yucky as this” happen before.
That’s just nasty.