Man who threw bed­bugs at Maine mu­nic­i­pal of­fice is charged

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - WORLD -

AU­GUSTA, Maine — Au­thor­i­ties say a man who threw a cup of bed­bugs onto a counter at the mu­nic­i­pal of­fice build­ing in Au­gusta, Maine, has been charged with two mis­de­meanours.

The city man­ager said the build­ing had to be sprayed for bed­bugs. About 100 of them scat­tered on June 2, and the fa­cil­ity had to be closed for the day. 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. Au­thor­i­ties say he had com­plained to the code en­force­ment of­fice about bed­bugs at his for­mer apart­ment and left. He re­turned and let the bugs loose after he was told he didn’t qual­ify for as­sis­tance for a new apart­ment.

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