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Lawyer Swarming With Bedbugs Forces Courthouse To Close

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Dealing with a parasite of a lawyer can be frustrating, but dealing with a lawyer covered head to toe in parasites?

Disgusting doesn’t even begin to describe it…

On Monday, the Rogers County Courthouse in Oklahoma was evacuated and shut down after an attorney arrived with bed bugs.

Itching yet?

Scott Walton of the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office explained that the bugs were visibly crawling on the man, who has not been identified:

“A courthouse user noticed them and said she could visibly see something crawling on his neck, which was later found to be bed bugs.”

Walton explained that the lawyer was covered in such an “abundance” of parasites that they started to fall from his clothing as he walked around the courtroom:

“He had also placed his jacket over some file folders, and when his jacket was moved, bed bugs were discovered there.”

Bed bugs feed on human blood and, as a result, create an unpleasant and itchy rash on any skin exposed while sleeping. Walton said that somehow, it seems the attorney was completely unaware of the parasitic problem:

“Hard to imagine someone doesn’t know, you know, that some bed bugs are crawling all over them, certainly in abundance.”

Once people spotted the bed bugs, the courthouse was temporarily closed so they could bring in exterminators to kill the insects. The building was shuttered and sprayed until 8 a.m. the following morning.

Head of Security Mike Clarke explained that this was a first for Rogers County Courthouse:

“We’ve evacuated for fire alarms and bomb threats but never to my knowledge for bed bugs. This is my first experience I’ve had with them.”

Walton explained that they are anything but sympathetic with the attorney:

“We are certainly not happy with someone coming in that condition to inconvenience everyone else in that building.”.

And worst of all, according to Clarke, the man showed no remorse for all of the serious inconvenience he caused.

Clarke explained that one judge alone had 146 cases on her docket for the manic Monday morning, and everything had to be placed on pause because of this parasitic infestation.

“I don’t even think he cared.” 

Everyone is repulsed at both the attorney and the bed bugs.

How can someone be covered in bugs and not even notice? Did he notice and not say anything?

We have so many questions.

These parasites in particular are tough to get rid of – even after an extermination.

Yeah, I wouldn’t visit this courthouse anytime soon.

Just in case.

Anyone else scratching like crazy reading about this?

Safe to say everyone else in that third-floor courtroom wanted to crawl in a hole and get as far away from that attorney as possible.


Written by Alex Maxx

Alex is an author with a passion for storytelling, black coffee, and the oxford comma. She has been published in POPSUGAR, Diply, Alloy, The Mighty, Yahoo, College Fashionista, and Her Campus. When she isn't busy attempting to smash the glass ceiling, or dismantling the patriarchy, she enjoys binge-watching true crime documentaries, online window shopping, and going on adventures and exploring new places.
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