I sometimes try to share news that is travel related, and I just had to share this one. Police in Dalton, Georgia are looking for someone that they are describing as the hotel “breakfast bandit”
The hotel “breakfast bandit”
Now I certainly will never be accused of being a spendthrift and I will admit that it has at least crossed my mind to wonder if hotels would notice if you just showed up at the free breakfast buffet without being a hotel guest. Answer: probably, and to be clear, I’ve never tried it – the closest I’ve come is booking our family of 8 into a room with an occupancy “suggestion” of 6 and all having breakfast.
The breakfast bandit went into the Holiday Inn Express in Dalton (I assume it’s this one) and ate breakfast (mmmm cinnamon rolls). The agent at the front desk thought something didn’t look right and got her manager involved. When the manager approached the bandit, he said he was “just checking how easy it is to get into hotels and get free stuff.” (emphasis mine, and also, LOL)
A few days later, he went to the Quality Inn and went into a room that was being cleaned and hung out for an hour (umm why?)
Finally he went to a Super 8, left his cell phone in a room and then asked hotel employees to let him in to get it back. They called the police, and that my friends, was the last we’ve seen of the hotel breakfast bandit.
He was last seen in a black Nissan Altima…. be on the lookout!