EASTPOINTE, Mich. (FOX 2) – It’s not a pretty sight at Eastpont’s 38th District Court where locked doors are the only thing protecting visitors from a gruesome discovery.
An unpleasant combination of sewage problems and broken air-conditioning meant the public building was filthy with stench wafting through the hallways. According to the Macomb County prosecutor, it’s even making people sick.
“The smell is offensive,” said Pete Lucido. “They can’t smell, they have headaches, they have trouble breathing.”
Tanya Wimberly of Warren made the discovery Tuesday when she tried to enter the courthouse. He was there to support his friend and bring evidence to aid his case.
Instead he was met with a sign taped to the door that warned of “building issues” keeping the building closed. Instead, cases will be held remotely.
“It’s ridiculous. There’s no way to close the court,” he said. “(I’m) stuck here. And he’s stuck in jail,”
Lucido pressed the city to figure out what was going on. So has Fox 2, but requests for comment were not answered Tuesday.
“Maybe when there’s a short power outage, maybe a day, but we’re going into a couple of weeks now,” he said.