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Bug-Infested Witness Shuts Down Detroit Court Room

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36th District Court (WWJ Photo/Beth Fisher)

36th District Court (WWJ Photo/Beth Fisher)

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DETROIT (WWJ) – A court room in Detroit’s 36th District Court is closed after officials say a bug-infested man showed up for proceedings.

Judge Cylenthia Miller chose to evacuate the court and send her staff home after a bailiff spotted the man with insects crawling on him.

His daughter told the Detroit News he has a bedbug problem at his home, but a court staffer talking to WWJ Newsradio 950 said it’s not yet clear what kind of bugs were on the man — indicating that they also could have been cockroaches or fleas.

The man was reportedly there to serve as a witness in a case.

A pest control company has been called in to spray.  It was unclear when Judge Miller’s court room would reopen.

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