A business traveler passing through Nashville, Tennessee, he woke up to find his hotel manager sucking on his toesshow court documents.
Victim said she was sleeping at the Downtown Nashville Hilton Hotel on March 30 when she awoke around 5 a.m. to find the manager David Patrick Neal, 52 years old, sucking his lower fingers as a kind of fetish. The news was reported by the Daily Mail.
Surprised, the guest said he screamed and called the police. Neal later said he used a key to enter the room because it reeked of smoke, although police reports noted he hadn’t told anyone about the smells at the time.
Neal, who has a long criminal record that included manslaughter for shooting his roommate to death in the 1990s, was arrested on Friday and charged with aggravated robbery and assault.
The passenger is suing Neal for sexual assault.
She told WKRN that after waking up in March, she recognized Neal immediately because the manager had gone into the room the night before to fix the TV.
When police arrived, Neal admitted using a cloned key to gain access to the room, but threw it away after being caught.
The passenger said he was shocked by the incident and that it broke his trust.
“All your life you have that feeling of security and that feeling of peace, right? It’s not like you’re camping and you have to keep an eye out,” she told WKRN. “You have that security that is your own, and when you close your eyes, you feel safe and secure and It was a total violation.”
‘I was so, so shocked. It was: ‘Who are you? Why are you in my room? It was almost like a dream, some kind of nightmare. It just didn’t make sense. Why is this person touching me?’ Victim’s attorney, Michael Fisher, told WKRN he was upset that Hilton hired someone like Neal for a job where he would have unrestricted access to spare rooms.
“Multiple counts of forgery, drunk driving, even a manslaughter conviction, serving jail time,” Fisher said. ‘When Hilton hired this person, they should have known. They have to do background checks to find out, and the fact that they would put someone like that in a position where they have the ability to clone keys, they have the ability to get into a guest’s room.
Following his arrest, Neal was held for failing to post $27,000 bail.
In 1996, Neal was charged with second-degree manslaughter for shooting his roommate to death during a fight.
Neal said the killing was self-defense, but a jury found him guilty of willful manslaughter.
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