- Associated Press - Friday, September 18, 2015

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) - A jury has awarded a North Carolina woman $100,000 for injuries she suffered from bedbugs in a Maryland hotel room.

This week a jury in Prince George’s County, Maryland, awarded Stacey Belle of Winston Salem, North Carolina, as compensation for bites she says she received at a Red Roof Inn.

Belle says she stayed at the hotel in Oxon Hill, Maryland, for one night in January 2014. The Washington Post reports (https://wapo.st/1gyV9lg) that Belle says she woke up itching, found welts on her arms and hands, and found bedbugs crawling under her pillow.

A Red Roof Inn spokeswoman said in an email statement that the company “disagrees” with the jury’s award.

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