|Bed Bath & Beyond|
By: William Martin WorldWideWeirdNews.com
Two men who are infected with a skin disease, were arrested for having sex in public.
The men were charged for engaging in lewd behavior on a display bed at Bed Bath & Beyond in New Jersey.
Police officers responded to the store in Clifton at 5:00 p.m., after a witness reported that two men were involved in a sex act while customers were shopping.
Police arrested two 28-year-old men, one from Nutley and the other from North Carolina.
Both were charged with criminal mischief, lewdness, and possession of marijuana.
It was discovered that one or both of the men were infected with scabies, a contagious infection of the skin caused by a microscopic parasites that hide under the skin.
The police officers who arrested the men, were taken to the St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, where they were treated and released. They were given days off from work as the infection is highly contagious.
The police department was also fumigated by exterminators to prevent any spread of scabies.
Since the two men were found to be suffering from a health condition, they cannot be identified as their identities are protected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
However, police assured the public that they were not employees of Bed Bath & Beyond.
A spokesperson for Bed Bath & Beyond said that they “take the safety of our customers and associates very seriously, and the merchandise and display involved was immediately removed from the store, and it was discarded.”