Catch Me If You Can: Hotel ‘Breakfast Bandit’ Runs Wild in Georgia

Sep 25, 2018

This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

Hey Marriott, Hyatt and Hilton — you might want to keep an eye on your omelette stations, especially if you have properties near Dalton, Georgia.

Police are currently searching for a man who’s been bopping into hotels and stealing from their breakfast spreads. He’s also been picking up plastic silverware and towels along the way, too.

He’s had his eye on the Holiday Inn Express in particular, which is known for its breakfast, according to front office manager Cecy Lagunas. A few days later, he waltzed into a Quality Inn, and then a Super 8. In fact, he even told a staff member at the Holiday Inn Express that he was “just checking how easy it is to get into hotels and get free stuff.” He went so far as to tell the clerk at Super 8 that he left his phone in a room and needed to get it back, presumably as a cover. It sounds to us like he knows what he’s doing is wrong, but doesn’t exactly care.

Don’t get me wrong: A good hotel breakfast buffet is my jam. But that’s the best part of actually staying in a hotel, with the operative phrase here being, you know, “staying in a hotel.” Don’t try this one at home, kids.

Featured Image courtesy of Getty.

Editorial Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

Disclaimer: The responses below are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser’s responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.