News – “Georgia Police Looking for Hotel Breakfast Buffet Grifter”

munchies.vice.com – More than half of the TripAdvisor reviews for the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Dalton, Georgia mention its complimentary breakfast offerings. Several guests marveled at the range of items that are available—including pancakes, sausages, and biscuits and gravy—while others just agreed that it was a better-than-average hotel spread. That’s helpful information for anyone who might be planning an overnight stay in Dalton, and even better information for someone who just wants to score free sausage.

The Dalton Police Department is currently looking for a man who reportedly walked into the Holiday Inn Express, helped himself to breakfast, and then leisurely wandered through the halls of the hotel. Then he left. He didn’t check out: My dude wasn’t staying at the hotel in the first place.

“I think he knew,” Cecy Lagunas, the hotel’s front office manager told WRCB. “This hotel is known for its breakfast.” Lagunas said she told her General Manager about the man after seeing him walking through the hotel “looking lost.” The two of them confronted him, and he said that he was “just checking how easy it is to get into hotels and get free stuff.” The GM told him to hit the road, and he did.

The next day, he was spotted at a Quality Inn, letting himself into an unlocked room that was being cleaned. (Maybe he missed the morning meal, or maybe he didn’t bother: one TripAdvisor reviewer noted that “there was hot breakfast, but no biscuits.”) The day after that, he told a clerk at the Super 8 that he’d forgotten his phone in a room and would like to be allowed to retrieve it. The clerk threatened to call the police, so he left.

“If nothing else, it should tell you the clerks are paying attention to who is coming in, who is going, they have good systems for security,” Assistant Chief Chris Crossen of the Dalton Police Department told the news station. “They’re able to watch these videos and tell that somebody just doesn’t look right and that they were willing to call us and let us know.”

ORRRRRR, it tells us that we can read a book, have some biscuits and gravy, and then leave without incident. Regardless, the man hasn’t been seen since he tried to get into a room at the Super 8. (Dude, go back: Apparently, they have a waffle machine).


Talk about a heady play…I was always curious why more people don’t just wander into hotel lobbies and help themselves to some continental breakfast…95% of the time the front desk person isn’t paying attention anyway….NOW he maaaayyy have flew way to close to the sun trying to finagle the free room…gotta just grab the waffles and bacon and leave it at that bruh

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