Lonely Planet Writer

Angry guest drives truck into Oklahoma hotel

Driven into a frenzy by a ‘bad experience’, a guest at an Oklahoma hotel crashed his pickup truck into the lobby, narrowly missing two front-desk staff members.

Alva, Oklahoma.
Alva, Oklahoma. Image by Wesley Fryer / CC BY-SA 2.0

The man from Texas drove his pickup into the lobby of the Comfort Inn in Alva after he was denied a refund. A spokesperson for the hotel said his debit card was declined, so he had to pay in cash. He later claimed that his debit card was run anyway and he demanded a full refund. When this was denied, the guest turned the lobby into a drive-thru. He faces charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and malicious injury to property. No one was injured in the incident. Read more: travelmole.com