Reporting Sandra McNeill
TROY (WWJ) - A pre-med student at Wayne State University said she tried to avoid the drive during Tuesday night’s storm, but ended up with bed bugs.
The student, who asked that her name not be released, said she checked into the Red Roof Inn on Rochester Court in Troy and went to bed.
Then, at around 11 p.m.:
“It felt like something was crawling on me. So I got up, turned the light on and there’s this bug, literally on the pillow, and I was completely mortified,” the young woman told WWJ Newsradio 950′s Sandra McNeil.
“And that was the one that I saw and I just put two and two together. I mean, I have these bites that are like mosquito welts and wheels all on my back and on my arms,” she said.
The student said she immediately checked out, told the management what happened and got her money back.
She’s leaving her suitcase in her car until she figures out what to do with her clothes.
When contacted by WWJ Newsradio 950, The Red Roof Inn issued the following statement:
“Cleanliness and the health and wellness of guests are top priorities for Red Roof. Red Roof has an aggressive bed bug prevention program which involves heat and chemical treatments by professional pest control companies. Red Roof has trained its housekeeping staff as part of its health and safety program and takes allegations of bedbugs very seriously. Once a complaint is made, a professional pest vendor is engaged to investigate and take necessary steps if warranted.”