Posted: June 28, 2018

Victoria’s Secret model sues hotel over bedbug ‘massacre’

By Lauren Padgett, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

A Brazilian model is suing a Hilton hotel in Palm Desert, California, after she claims she was “massacred” by bedbugs during a hotel stay two years ago.

Sabrina Jales St. Pierre claims in the lawsuit that the Embassy Suites by Hilton Palm Desert affected her modeling career, caused pain and emotional distress.

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Jales St. Pierre has modeled for Victoria’s Secret, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Valentino and Versace, among others.

Brian Virag, attorney and founder of My Bed Bug Lawyer, told the Palm Desert Sun that she suffered from some of the worst bedbug bites he’d seen in years.

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Sabrina Jales St. Pierre is suing a California hotel after she said she suffered from extreme bedbugs while staying there.

Virag said she had to seek medical attention and the bites lasted “for an extended period of time, KESQ reports.

He said she experienced “psychological trauma,” and the ordeal affected her career, because “her body is her work.”

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Sabrina Jales St. Pierre claims she suffered from severe bedbugs and is suing a Hilton hotel in California.

The complaint describes the hotel as “uninhabitable” with “slum-like conditions.”

The general manager of the Embassy Suites in Palm Desert denied that the building had a bedbug infestation and said that the hotel and an outside pest control company found no evidence of any bed bugs in her room.

The complaint does not give a monetary amount, but states that Jales St. Pierre lost over $25,000 during the ordeal.


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Victoria’s Secret model sues hotel over bedbug ‘massacre’

My Bedbug Lawyer, Inc.

Victoria’s Secret model sues hotel over bedbug ‘massacre’

Model Sabrina Jales St. Pierre is suing a Hilton hotel in California, after she claims she suffered severe from bedbugs while staying there.

Sea lice in Florida? Beachgoers warned about itch-inducing pests

As travelers flock to northwest Florida beaches this summer, an unwelcome guest may await them.

>> What parents need to know about 'dry' and 'secondary' drowning

According to the Pensacola Beach Lifeguards Facebook page, purple warning flags indicating dangerous marine life have been flying along the shore this week thanks to an itch-inducing pest commonly called "sea lice."

WEAR-TV reports that the term is a misnomer: The creatures are really thimble jellyfish larvae, not lice, and cause a rash known as "seabathers' eruption."

>> Doctor answers 6 questions about flesh-eating bacteria

"People affected by sea lice may feel a prickling sensation on their skin while in the water, but the rash caused by the microscopic organisms typically occurs several hours after exposure," the station reported.

The rash often can be treated with hydrocortisone and antihistamine creams available at most drug stores, according to the Florida Department of Health. If you have symptoms, you may need to see a dermatologist, the department said.

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Swimmers can reduce their risk of being stung by not wearing T-shirts in the water, using sunscreen, practicing good hygiene and taking off wet swimsuits immediately after getting out of the ocean, the department reported


7-foot-long boa constrictor found outside home after owner forgets to lock cage

Update June 27, 9:53 a.m. EST: The 7-foot-long boa constrictor Abaddon has been found. The snake was found near the outside deck of her grandparent’s house where the snake went missing, WFMY reports.

Original story: A massive boa constrictor is on the loose in a North Carolina neighborhood after its owner admits to accidentally leaving the animal’s enclosure unlocked.

The non-venomous snake, named Abaddon, is 7 feet long and nearly 30 lbs., animal control officials said. 

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Wolf Massey posted about her lost snake on Facebook, saying Abaddon has been lost since Sunday morning.

Massey asked anyone who finds the snake to not hurt it.

“She is my pet, and I love and care about her just as much as one may love and care about a dog or cat, albeit more. She means so immensely much to me,” Massey posted.

Officials said that the animal is not aggressive and that animal control is working with the owner to track it down.

Iguana fight! Viral video captures angry lizards dueling outside Florida Starbucks

Maybe they just needed their morning coffee?

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A video posted Saturday of two large, cranky iguanas butting heads – literally – outside a Starbucks in Boca Raton, Florida, has gone viral, racking up thousands of views on Facebook.

>> Watch the video here (Warning: Viewer discretion advised.)

The woman who shot the clip, Shannon Moskoff, posted a second video explaining the incident after "Inside Edition" contacted her.

>> On Two women stop traffic to help gator cross road

"So I was on my way to pick up my coffee from Starbucks and I was driving around back, and all of a sudden on the side there, I see this branch," Moskoff said. "So I said to my friend, 'What is that?' And we stopped because it was moving, and all of a sudden, we see that it's iguanas with the iguana's head inside the other one's mouth."

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That's when she took out her camera and started filming. 

"Obviously, you can hear in the commentary that we were amazed by what was happening," she said

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According to Medium, male iguanas "vying for territory and mating privileges engage in very intense combat, with head butting, pushing, shoving and locking of the crests on top of their heads."


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