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Woman Fed Up With Bed Bugs Gets Revenge with Apartment Management
DAYTON -- A woman fed up with bed bugs, takes it out on her landlords, by spreading the bugs inside her apartment's management office.
"It's bad. It's real bad. We have to sleep on the floor!" The woman said, explaining conditions inside her apartment. She doesn't want to be identified.
"They crawl everywhere. Upstairs. Downstairs." She said she and her 7 year old son have been living with the disgusting insects for nine months.
"We stay up at night. I'm so paranoid about it. They look like big red ticks. They are flat. Sometimes when they are itty bitty, they are white. Almost see through."
The woman and her son live at Mount Crest Apartments. She said the complex's maintenance crew has sprayed several times, but she says the bugs are still a problem and management won't help her anymore.
She had to throw out all her furniture, which cost her several hundred dollars.
She said to get her point across, she put the bugs in a plastic container and went to the management office and spread them around, inside the building.
"I got fed up. I took the bed bugs to the office and I gave them back what they gave me."
ABC 22 / FOX 45 NEWS tried to contact Greater Dayton Premier Management, the company who owns the apartments. The company said they wouldn't comment on the matter.
The woman could face charges of vandalism and criminal mischief, if approved by the county prosecutor.
Those charges seem a little harsh to Anthony Mooty. "I understand how she feels."
Mooty said he gets why the woman is frustrated. He's dealt with the nasty blood sucking bugs before
"They are hard to get rid of. And they eat you up at night while you trying to sleep." He said.
The tenant said she is taking her son out of the infested apartment as soon as possible, but before she moves, she wants to get her revenge one more time.
"Before I leave, I will probably take some bed bugs to the office and spread them around again, because I don't think they got my point. "
DAYTON -- A tenant at the Mount Crest Court Apartments is accused of throwing bed bugs around the management office when she was upset about her recurring pest problem.
Dayton Police say the apartment personnel told them that the tenant came into the main office yelling and swearing about her bed bug problem. They said she then threw a bowl of bed bugs all over the office and said, "Now you will see what's it's like to live with bed bugs."
Police spoke to the tenant, who said she never took the lid off the bowl of bed bugs.
An apartment employee said her apartment was treated for bed bugs on January 2 and January 23, February 20, March 13 and April 20. The exterminators gave the apartment the "all clear" after that and the tenant was reportedly told by management that if bugs returned to let management know and the exterminators would be called back in.
Apartment management estimates the cost of exterminating the office at $150.
The Montgomery County Prosecutor's Office is expected to contact apartment management about filing a charge of criminal mischief.
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