[Roundup] Violent Crime Spree At Limited-Service Hotels

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  1. […] A Holiday Inn Express was robbed for the second time in two weeks. There were multiple shooters at the Hilton Garden Inn in Troy, Michgian. And there was A shooting at the Homewood Suites in Salina, New York. Finally breaking with the theme of recent crime sprees at limited service hotels, a man was shot and wounded at the Intercontinental Buckhead in Atlanta. What is with the hotel violent crime sprees the past few weeks? […]


  1. For why so many crimes happen at limited service hotels, my guess would be because of the sheer number of rooms there. ~80% of chain hotel rooms in the US are at limited service hotels, and probably more of the occupied rooms currently given how many full service hotels here are business/convention hotels that aren’t having events with hundreds of rooms (or the entire hotel) reserved for the event.

    One would expect that all other things being equal, at least 4 out of 5 violent crimes would be at a limited service hotel.

  2. Alot of cities, towns are housing homeless people due to covid, etc. They bring
    street crimes with them. Buyer beware, u get what u pay for.

  3. @ Frank
    Yes of course so when you have an accident,held up @gunpoint etc you can call
    The pizza delivery guy for help

  4. When I went to register my Citi Thank You Preferred with a restaurant, I received an email that the card had been deregistered with SkyMiles dining. So the new Citi program must be interfacing with the same network used by the airlines.

  5. #Peter Ross
    Police cannot be everywhere every time. That’s why people carry. You are on your own in Biden’s dream world. Visualize world peace. LOL.
    Communities in sanctuary cities are playing a dangerous game. If you don’t back your police, who are you going to trust? Work slowdowns happen in all types of industry. Yes, workers will do their job. It just might not be completed on time or arrival is After the fact. Work tools for some reason don’t work right or cars malfunction for some reason. Get the point??
    We have a society who didn’t obey their parents or teachers when growing up and now ANY authority they rebuke. OK, fine. Have it your way.

  6. Gary can you give me a brand name of a “diffuser “ mentioned in the article re disinfecting hotel rooms? Is it a can of Lysol?

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