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Woman Says She Was Attacked by Bedbugs at Local Movie Theater

Sabrina Hammond of East Germantown said she was attacked by bedbugs at United Artists Main Street Theatre 6 in Manayunk.

United Artists Main Street Theatre 6. Patch file photo
United Artists Main Street Theatre 6. Patch file photo

A woman has sued a Manayunk movie theater because she was “aggressively attacked” by bedbugs while enjoying a film there, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The publication reported that Sabrina Hammond of East Germantown has sued United Artists Main Street Theatre 6 because of medical issues she said she suffered after getting attacked by bedbegs in September 2013.

The lawsuit was filed in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.  The suit says she suffered injuries to her head, body and extremities as a result of the bedbug attack, according to the Inquirer.

Reports of bedbugs in Philadelphia are on the rise, according to study by Penn Medicine. 

Scientists there released a study in January that said complaints of bedbugs were up 70 percent each year between 2008 and 2012.

Keith H. June 21, 2014 at 02:52 PM
Why was it just her......very suspicious.
ccarolb312 June 22, 2014 at 05:20 PM
I agree. I hope they checked the theater just in case!

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