Couple finds bedbugs in room at Howard Johnson Express Inn on Boston Road

The couple was given a full refund by management. (4/1/14)

THE BRONX - A Bronx couple had an unforgettable evening at a Bronx motel after discovering bedbugs all over the mattress in their room.

Stephanie Brandt and her boyfriend, Edwin Acevedo, checked in at the motel this past Saturday. In the middle of the night, the couple says they started to itch. After removing the bedding, they say they found bedbugs all over their mattress.

The Department of Housing Preservation and Development says the motel has had nine violations since last year, all of them having to do with bedbugs.

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The couple was given a full refund by management. The hotel's owner, Peter Shah, tells News 12 The Bronx that an extermination crew has come in.

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