I don’t know much about hotel rates and I didn’t even stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. I figured, though, that it was common knowledge that if you want to stay at a Ritz-Carlton Hotel, it’s gonna cost you a pretty penny. And the rack rate probably won’t include a breakfast buffet in the morning. But Andrew Dziuk, who apparently just wanted to sleep off a bout he lost with demon rum Wednesday night, was surprised at how much they wanted for a well-appointed room at the Pentagon City Ritz in Arlington, Virginia. Well, more than just surprised . . .
The full bust-out retail rate for a room at the swanky joint is $599 a night. But from the sketchy accounts, Dziuk evidently wanted something lower, perhaps closer to the $149 weekend rate they advertise. No dice, though. Maybe the desk clerk was put off by the two guns on his belt.
Dziuk became “irate” over the luxury hotel’s prices, Patch reports police spokesman Dustin Sternbeck as saying. So much so that he pulled two loaded guns, including a cocked pistol, on a security guard. The guard called the police, who arrested Dziuk.
So rather than draining his wallet and sleeping one off in the Ritz’s nice digs, Dziuk ended up without his shoes and belt on a cot in the county jail. But he wins cause that room was free.
No matter where he was when he opened his eyes Thursday morning, he probably woke up with a helluva headache. And the dull thudding likely didn’t get any better when he heard about charges of brandishing a firearm, reckless handling of a firearm and being drunk in public. So we hope learning that he’s been named our IGOTD provides the calming influence he probably needs right about now.