The 48 people who were on a bus from Atlantic City to New York on Friday discovered that they weren’t the only ones taking a trip inside the vehicle. Shortly after the bus began its journey, the roaches started making their presence known.
Witnesses said thousands of roaches began streaming into the bus from all directions. Some said the insects were even falling from the ceiling. It didn’t take long for panic to set in.
Some passengers on the Greyhound bus used their cellphones to capture video footage of the roaches. The bugs can be seen running around on the floor of the vehicle.
“Then after a while, the panic got toward the back because we all started looking around and saw roaches crawling everywhere,” the person explained. “People were in One person on the bus said panic started towards the front of the vehicle. However, it didn’t take long for that to spread. The passenger reports roaches could be seen crawlingon seats, windows, side panels and even on people.
the aisles, literally brushing roaches off of them.”
“We thought it was one. It turned out to be a whole house full of roaches. The man had roaches on his coat. The lady had roaches on her hat,” another passenger said of the infestation.
A spokesperson for Greyhound praised the driver for how he handled the roach problem. After he was made aware of the situation, he reportedly pulled the vehicle to the side of the road and requested assistance.
“A second bus was immediately sent to continue the trip into New York. We have spoken with each passenger and provided full refunds,” the representative added.
Although Greyhound is aware of the situation, the company isn’t sure how the roaches managed to get onto the bus. An investigation has been launched to locate the source of the infestation.