bedbugs

A homeless woman covered in bed bugs forced the quarantine and cleanup of a train on Chicago's CTA Red Line.

A Youtuber uploaded the video of a homeless woman sleeping on a CTA Red Line train on Tuesday. The video shows dozens of bed bugs crawling all over clothes in a bag near the sleeping woman.

Michael Moore, who shot the video, told the train conductor who ordered a cleaning crew to go over the El car. Passengers stood on the platform while the train was disinfected. But Moore said the homeless woman was among those waiting with everyone else to reenter the train on another car.

Moore said he told the conductor who didn't seem to care.

  • RicanLBC

    I just threw up

  • n1kk1a

    Poor lady. That's so gross.

  • AG

    Yeah. Seen this article on two different sites and I refuse to watch this vid!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Being homeless ain't no joke...

  • RespectSelf

    that's so sad smh smh. Bed bugs are no joke. This is why I'm not for public transportation. You get a couple of them on you and bring them home. It's a wrap smh.

    I feel bad for the lady smh and passengers--- what can you do? smh

  • Sucker Free

    Man listen...this fool came into the casino with bed bugs crawling all over him...we kicked his azz out and had to exterminate

  • CaliVirgo
  • LibraGirlonly

    I'm with you!! Whew

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    What was the point of cleaning the El if they were going to let her board again *blank stare*

  • CaliVirgo

    Now that I am done joking I just want to say that maybe they can help this woman find a place to go instead of just ridiculing her on social media. She needs help.

  • Dr. P

    Gross. I would have walked home

  • CaliVirgo

    Chile that's one of them things you can't get rid of

  • Chardonnai

    I'm glad I take the Green line....

  • QweenOfThorns

    Ick....can we get a post on the Dr lady that set up a gofundme to get 20 million for a wedding?

  • CaliVirgo

    I'm glad I take the me line??

  • Felicia Kelley

    Society IS SO FUCKED UP!!!

  • Jen_no_juice

    Now I'm over here itching, wanting to go take a shower, and take out my weave

  • Felicia Kelley

    Bed Bugs have also been found in luxury apartments

  • Rayne

    Itching

  • Chardonnai

    I work downtown. I have take public transportation. it would make no sense to drive. parking is like $300-$400 a month here. I'd be broker than I already am.

  • hi-liter

    Don't those things bite? Poor lady prolly didn't want to throw her blankets and belongings out but if the blanket is biting you, throw it out.

  • Chardonnai

    True.

  • Jen_no_juice

    As well as luxury hotels

  • CaliVirgo

    See that's why I permanently borrowed FIL handicap plaque?

  • KDub

    My industry is travel heavy. We have CRAs that go all over. They come back to the office and have them in their work bag etc. IT at old job said every single laptop he gets back from an outgoing CRA has LIVE bedbugs in it. Said he told corporate and they STILL make him wipe the hard drive and reissue it to the next person.

  • Chardonnai

    I've seen a homeless lady in a wheelchair at an El stop covered in piss and shyt. They had to call 911 somebody could come clean her up. She has no legs. It was sad af.

  • KDub

    I have one too. From my mother lol. She can get up to 3

  • MsSincerity

    They do not look like bed bugs to me. The bugs that are crawling are light greenish, and as you can see, bedbugs are red so...

  • hi-liter

    Hell Knall. I wouldn't except that.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    yeah I used to work at B of A @ the corner of Lasalle and the El was the quickest/cheapest way to get to work but so much has changed since then

  • KDub

    A bedbug that has freshly eaten is red bc its full of blood.

  • iWasteTime

    Looks like Chicago has other issues besides being number 12 on the list of highest homicides in the country

  • CaliVirgo

    I mean tho he had the license plate and plaque just extra?

  • Justlooknout

    Jesus Lord....Folks get squeamish about bed bugs on trains. Check these hotels you staying in.

    I've checked into some 5 stars hotels..there were no bed bugs..

    Piss in toilet
    Wet wash cloth.
    hair in tub.....

  • KDub

    I learned of it when I went homebased and he was like well at least you get a brand NEW laptop.

  • KDub

    LMAOOOO. My mama makes our asses pay for them too.

  • RespectSelf

    She wouldn't have to throw them out... Just probably shake them off really good, find new bags to place in, save up some change to take her stuff to a laundry spot. The dryer will kill off any bed bugs that remain after the wash.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    smdh

  • hi-liter

    It would have to be brand new because them giving laptops that have had, still got bed bug remnants could be BAD if they bring them things home and they multiply and ruin a person's home.

  • CaliVirgo
  • KDub

    They dont curr.

  • iWasteTime

    James phucked that whole chair up and they only had 3 of em

  • hi-liter

    Oh, okay.....A person in her position would prolly need to keep it but I would burn the chit to a crisp.

  • KDub

    I would literally itch to damn death. I have eczema. And so do my kids. We itch enough naturally lmao.

  • KDub

    Please. PLEASE. I cry everytime at that gif. I dont need the extra tears *snort* Bc he did indeed fukk it up.

  • hi-liter

    I do too, damn near 1 in 5 persons have eczema seem like...me and my daughter.

  • KDub

    Not crispity. What the heck is wrong with you today? Im slowly weeping.

  • Genia

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO absolutely not!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i would have gone for an immediate upgrade. When i am traveling...i purposely throw every towel in and washcloth in the tub....i don't care if i only stayed the night...i want to ensure housing replaces every single item....

  • Missy

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  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    I was just about to font this lol We have eczema and allergies as well and Sugar6 has the nerve to be allergic to pine, oak, and ivy and we live in the south :( Pollen damn near killed us this weekend

  • RespectSelf

    yea, it's making me itch just thinking about it. smh

  • hi-liter

    LOL......I CANNOT with chit like that. I would have to start all over.

  • Ni Ni

    That explains it. I've always wondered why so many people up north dont have cars.

  • Chardonnai

    See this is why we need to do better about the homeless in America. That lady shouldnt have to suffer like that.

  • MsSincerity

    According to google, they still have a mahogany/rusty brown color before they come in contact with blood, and after they've had their "blood meal" (yuck) they turn red/brown. Idk though. *shrugs*

  • hi-liter

    That's interesting.....I've never been tested for this type of stuff, I might be allergic too.....I live in the south as well.

  • Carolina Blue

    New post

  • shun king

    Down town Atlanta

  • MissyJ

    I was just on a business trip.. It was crackers on the floor, shower door broken, and somebody left over room service trays outside my door... The hail.... And I looked at the same ball of hair and lint on the bathroom floor for the 4 days I stayed in this so called 5 star hotel.. Called the GM after I left.. Got a week free

  • KDub

    Sugar6 probably was meant to be my baby. Cause Jesus KNOWS I am also allergic to everything outside, I got asthma and I got all them food allergies too. Bed bugs would probably frfr kill my ass. What happened to her? "She was eating a salad and it had been contaminated with eggs. She took a Benadryl and took a nap. While sleep a bed bug bit her. She started to itch, she had an asthma attack from the stress of it all. She tried to go outside and get some fresh air and had an allergy attack. Now she dead"

  • iWasteTime

    I laughed so hard at that ... That chair ain't have NO CHANCE!!

  • Chardonnai

    Yeah and depending on the type of building you live in you may have to pay for parking too. That could be $200-$300 a month. Chicago makes a lot of money off parking, booting people's cars and tickets.

  • KDub

    +1. South. They can do that test on your back where they expose you to a small amount and see if you have a reaction. My whole damn BACK be lit the hell up every time they DO IT.

  • Ni Ni

    I couldn't lol so my eyes just welled up with tears?.

  • KDub

    Its pretty damn gross for SURE

  • IAmLegend

    Phuck that. Its Blue line or Brown line all the way, unless I take the Metra.

  • Renee26

    So many of the homeless people choose to be homeless. Some suffer from mental illness and she's probably one of them. Has to be something mentally off to be ok with bugs crawling all over your body and clothing and you ignore it. Homeless doesn't have to mean dirty or nasty.

  • Renee26

    Upon check in they would have had to do something...I'll curse the cleaning staff out myself lol

  • bella28498 .

    lmao damn fool...

  • Renee26

    So would you sit next to her on the train??

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    I think the adults are that color. The "younger" version nymphs are not, and are often hard to see. One was on a trolley one day. Good thing I always check my seat first. It was light in color and if the seat had not been dark, would not have been seen.

  • Renee26

    What is a CRA??

  • Justlooknout

    In each case we were moved and there were no charges.

    heck I had my phone stole from a hotel and tracked the person front door. they were terminated the next morning when they came back to work (after they had sunk back with the stolen phone, the nigh before)

    My husband snatches all the bedding off

    1. to ensure we didn't leave anything
    2. make sure they don't reuse.
    3. I buy lysol and wipes down items in room. Such as remote control...They are dirty as well..

  • Justlooknout

    that tickled me something good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Justlooknout

    GOT DAMN.....Same same for a week

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Hollers! It's a damn struggle chile. My poor baby was going through it :(

  • Justlooknout

    Yeah, the rating system needs to be re calculated, re adjusted, amended..I am here to help them. Every time I has disappointed I complain.

  • CCW47

    You know I do not do hotels any longer I do Airb&b it is the best.

  • Rahab

    Depends on the life cycle. The babies are small and clear. The longer they live the darker they become after eating its host alive. She had every life cycle in that bag or just a bag full of fleas.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    get tested chile you might need allergy shots like my youngin

  • Rahab

    From Harlem or Cottage Grove!? Orange line is iffy now so I drove downtown. Monthly parking $185! I used it 24/7, weekends and flying out of O'Hare.

  • Michelle

    Very sad.....

  • Browneyes

    OMG

  • MsSincerity

    Lol...No!

  • ShWa

    I ride this train a few times weekly, and need to ride it this afternoon after work, geez!

  • Gamer?? Chick

    Did he offer her any assistance or just filmed her? Can't watch that creepy crawler vid.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    I once had a Hospice client that was being "taken" care of by her alcoholic son.
    She had ants crawling all over her ....................................................................

  • http://realitytea.com/ Lady Chatterley’s Lover

    This is not funny. But, it is funny that the train operator did not care when told the woman was getting back on the newly fumigated train.

  • Notdownwiththesheeple

    I get that this is generation selfie but I couldn't watch this. Especially the homeless deserve some dignity bc they have it hard enough already.

  • Rodmilla De Ghent

    Atlanta is the capital of the homeless. It breaks my heart and is so sad. Don't bother taking Marta. They sleep outside Garnett station come snow, flood, hurricane it doesn't matter

  • JustB

    Those bugs are out of control the government needs to step in and or come up off of the poison so people can afford to kill them without an exterminator... It's not fair that I can't sit on a public wood bench or send my kids to school without the fear of one of those bastards jumping or crawling...its too close to feeling like an invasion... I shouldnt be afraid of a bug I can't even see... JS get rid of these mofos

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Aaaaggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Fuggin gross!!!!!!!!!

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    You're likely to catch your death riding CTA. A woman had her throat slashed on a crowded train. While she was bleeding to death, other riders stood over her and filmed her gasping for air. ?

  • brooklyn23

    I'm weak @ her stand in there waiting to reenter

  • brooklyn23

    Im weak @her standing there waiting to reenter

  • Patricia

    the workers use the rooms in-between customers

  • Patricia

    exactly why i stand on the marta bus when i do ride. i dont care if im the only one standing. have you all seen marta has the nerve to have upholstered seats on some buses?! who in the universe permitted that to happen on public transportation?!

  • AggieMom96

    That's so sad for that poor woman.

  • Justlooknout

    They should flush

  • OkWhatevah

    We see a lot, don't we.

  • Rhondalousey

    What the hail! That is so sad.

  • Rhondalousey

    I miss Miss J.

  • https://twitter.com/Chicagowise Chicagowise

    Yep, that's Chicago!

  • BeX’akye

    ??

  • Diva4lyfe

    omg yes when I read that part I was done

  • Diva4lyfe

    that is so sad and then the fact that is your mom u just don't give a dern of what's going on with her

  • Diva4lyfe

    so now you know with the 2 left hell somebody eating on the couch lmao that was a helluva scene

  • Look@m3

    lmbo

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    You can't "disinfect" for bed bugs. Pesticides DO NOT kill them. Only heat does. Stay off that train unless they had it professionally heated. There are companies that do it. Has to be over 150F in there... Stay safe people!

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    You can't "disinfect" for bed bugs. Pesticides DO NOT kill them. Only heat does. Stay off that train unless they had it professionally heated. There are companies that do it. Has to be over 150F in there... Stay safe people!

  • Guess Who

    I can't even watch the video. The pics made me itch!

  • Jayde da Blade

    Yas yasss i travel a LOT. look at that matress i been in 5 star hotels with nasty matresses. It could be blood dew dew or chocolate who knows. Check Da Matress!!

  • Jayde da Blade

    U love that. I do timeshares me myself. Excellent rooms with full kitchens. I have special need kids and i need a place to make food. The timeshares works. Do Airbnb share all the areas?

  • Jayde da Blade

    ?????That clip dont match jack s h i t its just cool as fk to watch James kinda s e x y to??slangin that wood.

  • Jayde da Blade

    Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. Got dam..lol

  • Jayde da Blade

    In Vegas the homeless be all in the laundromat washing/dry for a $1.00 she needs to be cleaned. Heartbreaking stuff?

  • Jayde da Blade

    ?sheed how much she chargin. Ill pay. Make her take one from you kids. I got dat bread? i wanna park close to shoot?

  • Carmen

    especially the redline. lawd

  • cheechee1x1

    We moved and apartment 4 years ago only to find that it was infested with bed bugs. I did research on Youtube and Google. Got rid of those suckers within days using pure food grade diatomaceous earth and 91% alcohol. It has never failed anyone whom we relayed the info to. Don't feel that you have to pay a lot of money or need heat to get rid of those critters. 91% alcohol kills on contact. Diatomaceous earth kills within 24 to 48 hours and it is not a chemical. Diatomaceous earth is made diatoms from the sea.

  • Alexis Carson

    I don't do the red line thank goodness. But I do ride the green line and honestly child it ain't no better. This why I don't mind standing on the train. YUCK

  • Alexis Carson

    Snow lol do y'all even get "real snow" in Atlanta lol

  • Carmen

    Green Line is def just as bad!

  • Ringingthebells

    Thats a lie, the only and I mean only thing kill them is HEAT, the other thing is get rid of everything .

  • Ringingthebells

    True, Only Heat, kills them, the other Alternative is to throw everything away.

  • Ringingthebells

    Most motels they are hid in the mattress, get in your clothes and then your luggage and there you go, thats why in motels it's very important to put everything up high, not in the carpet.