Man Drives Volkswagen Through Lobby Of Sheraton

The Sheraton Atlanta Airport was liquidated, with all its furnishings sold off. Now the Sheraton Atlanta Downtown has been ransacked as well by a man driving through the hotel’s lobby. He parked in front of the elevators.

The incident began around 11 p.m. Wednesday when officers were called to the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel on Courtland Street in reference to a crash. The victim in the crash told officers that a man in a black Volkswagen Passat hit her car and then drove off.

While officers were still at the scene, a security guard at the hotel said the hit-and-run car had just backed into the hotel doors causing damage. When the officers tried to stop the car and contact the driver, the driver drove off and went entirely into the lobby of the hotel.

The driver has been arrested. There’s video of the incident, and he literally entered the lobby with his Volkswagen in front of police in order to evade capture. He parked in front of the elevators, maybe he thought he’d make his escape up on the roof?

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  1. Remember the scene with Schwarzenegger and the horse at the Bonaventure in True Lies?

  2. Makes sense, I found that the word lobby comes from, “cloister, covered walk,” from Medieval Latin laubia, lobia “covered walk in a monastery.” So he was looking for sanctuary from the police. Right.

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