Alleged Hotel Burglar Arrested After Entering Victims' Room
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Police are investigating whether a man who allegedly broke into a hotel room in downtown Nashville had any involvement in ten other similar hotel burglary since January.
Police said the victims were inside their hotel room on the 13th floor of the Renaissance Hotel when 35-year-old Antoun Brown came in and asked where the ice machine was, and then made his way into the bathroom before leaving.
The victims told police they heard someone messing with their door lock before he came inside.
Hotel security apprehended him on the 4th floor and held him until police arrived to take him into custody.
Police said Brown was carrying seven keycards from several hotels as well as knife with a chiseled tip that could be used to defeat locking mechanisms.
He told police he had taken the keys from a cleaning cart.
Brown, who is a convicted burglar, was charged with aggravated burglary and possession of a burglary tool. His bond was set at $13,000.