Departing guest ransacked Augusta motel room, police told

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The manager of an Augusta motel told officers that a man trashed his room after she told him to leave.

According to a Richmond County sheriff's report, the manager said that the man had been staying at a room at the Motel 6 at 201 Boy Scout Road since Jan. 5. The manager said that she told the man he had to leave because the motel's policy did not allow customers to stay for longer than 30 days. The man gathered his belongings and left on Tuesday.

When the manager inspected the room later in the day, she found that it had been ransacked. The headboards and the bed frames of two double beds, a microfridge, one light fixture and a 19-inch television had all been broken, adding up to about $810 worth of damage, the report states.

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Petey Aitchess
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Petey Aitchess 02/10/10 - 07:24 am
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I'm shocked that this would

I'm shocked that this would happen in such a classy joint! Funny, this guy moved in right after the Gordon Lodge closed.....coincidence I'm sure.

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55 F-100 02/10/10 - 07:33 am
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If the guest did not use a

If the guest did not use a credit card, then the manager has no avenue of recouping the motel's losses. However, after depreciation of the contents, the actual $ loss is probably less than $50.00.

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gnumbgnuts 02/10/10 - 07:40 am
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You shouldn't have left the

You shouldn't have left the light on for him.

themaninthemirror
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themaninthemirror 02/10/10 - 08:18 am
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Actually the man was going to

Actually the man was going to leave anyway, who could stay in a motel room with that much damage?

Hoser
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Hoser 02/10/10 - 09:49 am
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Ask those that were staying

Ask those that were staying at those two Gordon Hwy hotels recently shut down by the city.

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Dan White 02/10/10 - 10:31 am
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When an employee is fired,

When an employee is fired, the company often has a security guard escort the fired employee out of the building. Maybe the manager of the motel should do the same.

fishman960
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fishman960 02/10/10 - 10:34 am
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First time I have ever heard

First time I have ever heard of that policy. Average weekly rates at the "older" Washington Rd. motels, $185.00. New hotels, $180.00 a nite.

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fishman960 02/10/10 - 10:37 am
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Out of town contractors often

Out of town contractors often stay at one motel for six months or however long the gig lasts. Not just crackheads staying at these places.

fishman960
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fishman960 02/10/10 - 10:39 am
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Some folks that have had

Some folks that have had their home foreclosed on have to stay at these 'lower end' motels because that is all they can afford.

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Seashells 02/10/10 - 11:10 am
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He needed Will Shatner the

He needed Will Shatner the "NEGOTIATER"

Seashells
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Seashells 02/10/10 - 11:13 am
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In 2005 during the ice storm

In 2005 during the ice storm I went to the nearest motel with electricity......paid and got in the room......no heat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

themaninthemirror
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themaninthemirror 02/10/10 - 11:23 am
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Let's see: $180.00a week x 4

Let's see: $180.00a week x 4 weeks=$720.00 for a months stay. He could have rented a decent house for that amount.

themaninthemirror
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themaninthemirror 02/10/10 - 11:44 am
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They left the light on for

They left the light on for him, but he couldn't figure out how to turn it off.

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gnumbgnuts 02/10/10 - 12:17 pm
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Theman, $720 is not bad with

Theman, $720 is not bad with utilities and housekeeping included.

fishman960
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fishman960 02/10/10 - 03:24 pm
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Bottom line: he was at that

Bottom line: he was at that particular place, he was at the end of the line as far as lower end motels. Ya seen those places lately? These businesses have to strive to keep enough rooms filled to stay in business. The fact that he was asked to leave means that he was up to no good there. I have seen mgr.s throw out lodgers(?) swiftly with no refund. Usually the sheriffs dept. is involved.

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