If you can watch the above news report without itching, you’re either a master of self control, a sociopath, or both.
According to what appears to be independent Phoenix, Arizona TV station Channel 3 (I couldn’t find any network affiliation on its site, can you?) Alison Kiefer just wanted a couple of mattresses for her kids. She went to a store called Mattresses 101, because she hadn’t taken any of the prereqs (jk that’s just what it’s called) and bought two new mattresses. OR SO SHE THOUGHT.
Fast-forward a couple of months, and adorable (look at that face!) exterminator Brent Agee rushes to the Kiefer home in the dead of night, after Alison saw what reportedly turned out to be a bedbug. Agee opened up one of the new mattresses, only to find an older, clearly used mattress stuffed inside. Same went for the other one. Both: buggy.
Mattresses 101 tells Channel 3 that they a) don’t have bedbugs and b) have no idea what’s up with the mattress Terducken situation, because they buy everything new from places like Serta. The 3 On Your Side team counters by making AN UNDERCOVER VIDEO trip to Mattresses 101, where they are told exactly the same thing. Like, what, they thought if they posed as customers, then the 101 folks would be all “ha ha yeah they’re used”?
At the end of the segment Channel 3 people oh so narrowly avoid calling the 101 folks liars for not knowing how an older mattress got shoved into the guts of a new one. “Little weird!” their anchor says suggestively. “Don’t know how it got there!”