Alex Francisco-Sebastion, who was arrested in August 2014, pleaded guilty to rape and robbery charges last week.

Alex Francisco-Sebastion, who was arrested in August 2014, pleaded guilty to rape and robbery charges last week.

One South Carolina family’s purchase of a couch on Craigslist gave them more than a place to sit and relax; it also gave them a nice little collection of bed bugs.

Katie Johns purchased the used sectional couch on Craigslist for $225 near Columbia.

Shortly after, Johns and her son noticed small red patches on their skin. They went to the doctor for a diagnosis and were told the bites were likely from bed bugs, reports FOX 8.

Alex Francisco-Sebastion, who was arrested in August 2014, pleaded guilty to rape and robbery charges last week.

“When I feel a tickle on my arm, like maybe the hair on my arm moves or I have a little itchy spot, I immediately think that I have a bug crawling on me,” Johns said.

An exterminator was called to find the source of their bed bug problem.

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“When the exterminators came and they actually pulled the couch apart, it was immediately clear that the couch … was infested,” Johns said.

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The total cost of extermination fees was $3,000, reports FOX 31.

Johns wants what happened to her to make others aware that they should be mindful of what they purchase on Craigslist.

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“It’s not worth it,” Johns said.

Sources: FOX 8, FOX 31 / Photo Source: Screenshot


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