Woman claims bed bugs bit her while at Hollywood movie theater

Woman supplies picture of what appear to be bed-bug bites on her back

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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – There are new complaints about bed bugs at the Regal Cinemas Oakwood 18 movie theater. In October, a more than a dozen moviegoers contacted Local 10 to claiming they were bitten by bed bugs while watching a movie at the theater.

At the time, spokesman for Regal Cinemas told Local 10 they were aware of the complaints, and that a pest control company had been hired and periodic inspections would be conducted to ensure they safety of guests.

The latest complaint comes from a woman who wanted to be anonymous but included a picture of what appear to be bed-bug bites on her back.

She said it happened last Saturday in theater No. 17. That's one of the same theaters in which several other moviegoers told Local 10 they too were eaten alive.

"Not only was it the back of my legs, it was the side of legs. It was both legs, and then it started coming all the way down to my arms," Sheylana Santanilla told Local 10's Roger Lohse in October.

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Lohse attempted to speak with an on-site theater manager about the new complaints, but was told to contact the corporate office in Tennessee and then he was kindly asked to leave the property.

Lohse reported that he did see a pest control worker leaving the theater when he arrived there Wednesday morning. And despite the reports he did in October, he said he recently took his family to the theater to see a movie, and that none of them were bitten.

Local 10's calls to Regal Cinemas corporate office were not returned.

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