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  1. BigDummy

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Mon Jun 5 2017 9:47:12
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    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The city manager in Augusta, Maine, says the municipal office building had to be sprayed for bedbugs after a man threw a cup of the pests onto an office counter and about 100 of them scattered off.

    City Manager William Bridgeo tells the Kennebec Journal (http://bit.ly/2sySI9f) the man apparently complained Friday to the code enforcement office about bedbugs at his former apartment then left, but returned after he showed the cup of bugs to a manager at his new apartment and was told he couldn't live there.

    Bridgeo says the man let the bugs loose in the General Assistance Office where he asked for a form to request assistance and apparently was told he didn't qualify.

    Police didn't immediately release the man's name or say if any charges would be filed.

  2. Proudmommyto3rottenboys

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    Posted 2 years ago
    Wed Jun 7 2017 18:13:37
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    I would say if my landlord refused to help me after Ive asked and asked again.I would probably feel like throwing bugs at him too.Like he should know how it feels to live with them...Doubt U would actually be able to do it though....lol

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    Fri Jul 7 2017 21:43:35
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    The alleged perpetrator has been charged:

    https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/07/06/man-who-threw-bedbugs-augusta-maine-municipal-office-charged/NazYfzN8zHARSBxE06nJxH/story.html

    The Kennebec Journal reports 74-year-old Charles Manning was charged with assault and obstruction of government administration. He’s scheduled to appear in court Aug. 7.


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