Thursday, July 9, 2009

Prank Calls Continue - Hotel Guests Comply

Thu Jul 9, ORLANDO, Fla. - Authorities say another prank call persuaded a married couple to smash their Florida hotel window after telling them the room had a gas leak. A person claiming to be a front-desk clerk at an Orlando hotel somehow convinced the couple to break a wall mirror and use a lamp to punch a hole through the wall. The couple also threw a mattress out the window, but a hotel manager came to the room before they could jump.

Let this be a warning to all hotel guests and staff. If you see or hear anything that seems suspicious don't automatically believe phone calls demanding that you do something stupid. If there is a gas leak, it won't help anyone if you trash the room or throw a mattress out the window. If someone calls your hotel room with panicked, crazy demands, telling you that they are from the front desk, hang up and call the front desk yourself.

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]