Protester Unleashes Hundreds Of Cockroaches In New York Courtroom

An Albany, New York courtroom is being fumigated after somebody released hundreds of cockroaches during an arraignment.

The gross incident happened Tuesday morning when four people were being arraigned in city court over protesting a state rent ruling. A fight escalated after one of the defendants began recording the proceeding, and then somebody released cockroaches from plastic containers.

It’s unclear who released the insects, or how they managed to get hundreds of cockroaches inside the courtroom. A crew of exterminators were called in to clean up the building. It was closed for the rest of the day.