TROY, MI – Failing to properly pay for your hotel room can get you arrested and then the rental that you failed to return that you have been stylin and profilin in gets impounded because the hotel does not want to be responsible for it on their property while you cool your heels in lockup. But the hotel is grateful that you left your gun in the car while you were inside of the property.
On Sunday November 22nd, 2020, at approximately 7:40 am, Marriott management contacted Troy Police after a guest failed to pay for his reservation. Officers responded to the Marriott Hotel located at 200 W Big Beaver Road.
According to management, the guest presented a certificate for a free night’s stay that was determined to be invalid. Marriott Management also advised the officers that this guest was a person that they recognized from a previous stay he had at the hotel.
He is a 21-year-old man from Detroit who had previously stayed at the hotel and fled the property prior to paying for that overnight stay.
Officers made contact with the guest and attempted to arrange payment. The guest, exited the hotel instead of going to the front desk. Officers located him in the parking structure and he was marched back to the hotel front desk where he was given the opportunity to pay his bill.
Several attempts were made to pay for the hotel with a debit card that failed. He did manage to make a partial cash payment. The guest then attempted to get his companion to assist with making the required payment. The friend wanted nothing to do with the issues that were playing out before their very eyes. They declined to assist their associate. The guest was then arrested for Defrauding an Inn Keeper and transported to Troy Lock Up.
Prior to officers leaving, Marriott Management advised that the guests’ vehicle was no longer allowed on the premises. It is the legal right of Marriott to ask police to have it removed because the vehicle was on private property. Troy Police had it immediately impounded.
During an inventory search of the vehicle, officers located a loaded semi-automatic pistol under the driver’s seat. The vehicle was also determined to be a rental, that was “overdue” to be returned. The matter remains under investigation. It is unclear if the suspect will face further charges than he already is locked up for.