Judge Who Cleared Courtroom Because of Man’s Bedbug Infestation Dishes on Facebook
Posted Aug 28, 2012 5:00 AM CST
By Debra Cassens Weiss
A Detroit judge who cleared her courtroom last week because a bailiff saw bedbugs crawling on a man is talking about the incident on her Facebook page.
Judge Cylenthia LaToye Miller says she took action after the observant bailiff removed the man from the courtroom, and others reported seeing a bug crawling down the bench, the SBM Blog reports. The bailiff said he had seen the man in the restroom "scratching and knocking things off of him” and his daughter admitted he had bedbugs all over his house. The bailiff said he spoke to the man about the bedbugs and he acted as if it were no big deal.
The Detroit News broke the story last week. A pest control company called in to check the courtroom found no evidence of bedbugs. A press release proclaimed the scare a “false alarm,” the Associated Press later reported.
Miller said it’s a blessing that no bedbugs were found. A health official told Miller they had "dodged a bullet,” according to Miller’s account.