Reason I'm asking is because someone I know told me about how their close friends had up to $4500 worth of their shit stolen, not including the dude's wedding ring he was going to propose to his girlfriend with, all when they were out celebrating new years.
Here's the strange part...
There was no damage on the door, not even a mark or any spots of tools used to break in. This makes me think it was either an employee of the hotel or someone with access to keys.
A friend of mine worked at a Red Lion hotel for 2 solid years and told me he quit due to finding out about a front desk clerk stealing shit out of people's rooms whenever they left the building. He did mention that you can see who checked out room keys, such as employees for house keeping purposes and when they were used just by checking the bar code or ID number.
This person's friends havent been reimbursed for anything stolen, let alone didn't even get an apology out of the hotel for what happened. They have requested to see the camera footage but the hotel won't let them see anything. They tried to get police involved and they apparently have no control over whether a hotel has to release footage or not.
However, if I'm correct I believe all you need is a warrant from the police department saying they want that footage in order for it to be released. If I'm not correct, please do correct me.
If there is anyone reading this post who has had a similar experience and/or knows how to go about getting justice done for this kind of situation please let me know. Trying to help a friend of mine out and I thought voat would probably be the best way to find out anything. It would be great to find out if legal action can be taken.
I have a gut feeling this type of shit goes on allot just because some pieces of shit think they are untouchable and no one would investigate. Maybe I'm wrong... Or Maybe we can all change that?