PITTSBURGH, PA (WTAE/CNN) - A homeless man has gone from a presidential hotel suite to the slammer after police said he was found staying in a luxury suite of the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA for free.
Police said 48-year-old Jeffrey Watson snuck in past chandeliers and cherry wood and was asleep inside room 1666 when the paying guests opened the door.
Watson, according to the investigators, had his shoes off and was asleep on the couch in a room with a spectacular view of downtown, 16 floors up, where the hotel's website lists a nightly rate of around $500.
The general manager of the Omni William Penn Hotel explained what happened in a statement.
"There was an incident of an unregistered occupant being found in the parlor area of the presidential suite, which is a general-use area for receptions and small events. The door had been programmed to remain unlocked for an event earlier that day," the manager said.
Police said Watson snuck through the many guests, went up to the top and made himself at home.
They also said Watson was taken to jail and charged with theft of services and criminal trespass.