Courthouse Closes After Some See Bedbugs Fall From Lawyer

Exterminators were called to the Rogers County Courthouse in Oklahoma
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 5, 2019 3:49 PM CST
Courthouse Closes After Some See Bedbugs on Lawyer
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An alleged incident in Oklahoma gives new meaning to the saying, "Don't bring your problems to work." The Rogers County Courthouse in Claremore had to close around noon on Monday after some judges and employees saw what looked like bedbugs falling from an attorney's clothing some 90 minutes prior. Rogers County Sheriff Scott Walton says someone spotted "something crawling" on the neck of the unnamed lawyer. He subsequently removed his jacket and bugs were seen falling from it, reports the Tulsa World. Exterminators were called to treat portions of the 90,000-square-foot building, and the courthouse reopened Tuesday morning.

As for the attorney, Walton tells KJRH it's "hard to imagine someone doesn't know, you know that some bedbugs are crawling all over them certainly in abundance." But Sgt. Mike Clarke, who handles security for the building, says the attorney didn't have much of a reaction. "I don't even think he cared." It's also possible there were no bedbugs: On Tuesday, County Commissioner Steve Hendrix told News on 6 the presence of bedbugs wasn't confirmed. (A model sued after being "massacred" by bedbugs.)

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