SALT LAKE CITY – A Utah man faces criminal charges after reportedly releasing rodents in at least three different hotels in order to obtain free lodging from the unassuming businesses.
Authorities say that Ryan Sentelle State recently admitted that he has freed mice and hamsters in his room at various hotels, complained about the pesky critters and then enjoyed the room at no cost, KUTV reported.
Though police believe State, 37, successfully executed the stunt in at least three hotels, they believe it “likely occurred at many more” as well.
According to a statement of probable cause, State would cite the feces left by rodents to make his case for free accommodations. As a result, police say his criminal methods damaged several hotel rooms.