A Greyhound bus was fifteen minutes into a trip from Atlantic City, NJ to New York City when a horrified passengers were attacked by something from a horror film: A massive swarm of roaches. The bus driver was forced to pull over about fifteen minutes after a 10 a.m.departure. He fled the bus along with 48 panicking passengers. According to a March 16 CNN article, a spokesman for Greyhound issued an apology, saying, "We at Greyhound apologize for this inconvenience and have spoken with each passenger regarding this incident,"
Some passengers recounted how roaches apparently came through the bus air vents and soon were falling from the ceiling to the seats and floor where they rushed to crawl over the passengers. Others described roaches that seemed to flood out of cracks and crevices all at once. The roaches then started to skitter over the seats, passengers and floor of the bus.
A March 16 ABC News article has some photos of the roaches that were captured by a passenger.
Although the exact number is unknown, people felt as if a thousand roaches were involved in the infestation. The passengers alerted the driver, who requested assistance from Greyhound's dispatch station.
Passengers received a full refund and were loaded onto a second bus to complete their journeys.