December 8, 2015 | The Detroit News | by Tom Greenwood
The second floor offices of the Wayne County Clerk’s Office reopened Tuesday morning after abruptly closing Monday afternoon because of a bug problem.
Some media outlets reported that the office had become infested with bed bugs, but that wasn’t the case, according to Jina Sawani, spokeswoman for the clerk’s office.
“A customer came into the office to apply for a concealed pistol license (CPL) during the afternoon,” Sawani said.
“When he opened a binder, several insects fell out. As a precaution, we closed the office and had the carpet sprayed. It took about three hours for the spray to diffuse, so we just ended up closing the office for the rest of the day.”
According to Sawani, the closure only affected the second floor of the clerk’s office.
“The rest of the clerk’s office, and our satellite offices, were not affected,” Sawani said. “The second floor handles vital statistics, CPLs and court services. We’re very sorry that this inconvenienced some of our customers, but we couldn’t take a chance that people would pick up this bug and take it back to their homes.”
According to Sawani, the second floor is operating again on its normal business hours of 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
The court clerk’s office is located on the second floor of the Coleman A. Young Municipal Building at 2 Woodward at Jefferson.