"Last time I brought you a bag of dead roaches," she told the city council. "Some of you were offended. So this time I'm bringing you a live one."
Fed up with a bug problem, a Texas woman dressed up like a cockroach for a city council meeting to call attention to the issue.
Patricia Polastri of Corpus Christi first tried a slideshow to show council members how insects and rodents had infested the area near her home after a bunch of palm trees were planted there, according to Dallas News.
When that didn't work, she upped the ante, showing up to the next meeting with a bag of dead roaches. Still nothing.
So on Tuesday, Polastri donned a cockroach costume — complete with legs and antennae — to drive home her point, the Corpus Christi Caller Times reported.
"Last time I brought you a bag of dead roaches," she told the council. "Some of you were offended. So this time I'm bringing you a live one."
Polastri isn't just concerned about the vermin. She's worried that people walking the street at night might be obscured by the vegetation.
"Someone is going to be killed in that jungle. It’s becoming a jungle," Polastri said.
But Council Member Ben Molina, who walked the median where the vegetation is planted with Polastri last month, said more people are in favor of the plants than against them.
"A lot of residents that do live in and around that area, and a majority of the people that reached out to me, are in favor of the landscaping," Molina said.
"That’s why I didn’t push further to have the city address the landscaping issue there, because for the most part, a lot of the residents were in favor of the landscaping."