Bed Bugs Put Police Cars Out of Service

NBCPhiladelphia.com
Tuesday, July 10, 2012

A tiny pest caused a big headache for Bethlehem Police officers. The department had to take four of their vehicles out of service due to a possible bedbug contamination, according to the Morning Call.

The Morning Call reports officers parked the vehicles near a home on the 1000 block of Carlisle Street shortly after midnight on Friday. The police were there to investigate the non-suspicious death of a woman. Police Captain David Kravatz told the Morning Call officers saw bedbugs while inside the woman's home.

The officers took four vehicles out of service until they could be treated for possible bedbug contamination, according to the Morning Call. The vehicles were decontaminated and washed before being placed back on the road on Monday.

Kravatz told the Morning Call the cleanup was a "precautionary measure" and that a few of their vehicles had been taken out of service before due to possible bedbug infestations.