Roaches falling from the ceiling, crawling out of the air vents and falling onto people's clothing, sounds almost like a sequel to “Snakes on a Plane,” but this was a bus and a real-life event. A Greyhound bus on its way from Atlantic City to New York City on Friday had to stop and be evacuated as roaches invaded the inside of the coach, according to CNN on Saturday, March 16, 2013.
At the first sign of the roaches people were standing in the aisle brushing off their clothes, but the roaches kept coming. Passenger Dawn Alexander said, “ And when I say infested, I mean infested.” The roaches just kept multiplying. “We thought it was one. It turned out to be a whole house full of roaches,” another passenger piped in.
When the passengers notified the bus driver of the roach infestation, he immediately pulled the bus over to the side of the road and called into dispatch for another bus. The second bus was on its way immediately to retrieve the bug infested passengers and take them to New York City to finish out their journey.
Greyhound apologized and issued refunds to the passengers. The company is investigating hoping to find the source of the bugs. It is not known why the roaches started pouring out of the air vents about 15 minutes into the trip. One passenger said the passengers at the front of the bus started to panic, which soon spread to the back of the bus as roaches started emerging in that area. This story is enough to make anyone itchy just thinking about the roach motel on wheels.