Hotel Guest Wakes Up To Night Manager Sucking His Toes

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The night manager at a Hilton Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee was arrested after he broke into a guest’s hotel room and began sucking his toes as he slept. David Neal, 52, was taken into custody by the Metro Nashville Police Department in connection with the bizarre crime. He’s since been charged with aggravated burglary and assault, Fox 17 reports.

According to a police report, Neal created a key card to bring food to Peter Brennan’s room at roughly 5 a.m. on March 30. However, upon letting himself into the room, he decided to put the male guest’s toes in his mouth and give them a suck. As you can probably imagine, the guest was shocked when he woke up and realized what was happening.

“I was in Nashville for a work conference. I awoke to a gentleman, an employee of the Hilton, assaulting me,” Brennan told WTVF. “I instantly jumped up and was screaming. Went into a sort of fact-finding mode. Who are you? Why are you in my room? What are you doing here? I could see he was wearing a uniform, he had his name tag on. He was talking to me but not giving me any substantive answers.”

Brennan recognized David Neal from having entered the room the day before to fix an issue with the TV, the MNPD says. Neal later claimed to officers that he only entered the man’s room because he smelled smoke and wanted to make sure there was no fire.

Brennan added that the incident left him shaken and he’s struggling to get over what happened. “I’m having problems sleeping frankly, I’m going through some PTSD, talking to a therapist,” he admitted. “I still don’t really feel safe in my own home.”

David Neal was arrested at his home in Lebanon on Friday, detectives say.

A spokesperson for Hilton said in a statement: “Hilton Nashville Downtown is independently owned and operated by a third party and no Hilton entity employs staff at this property. The safety and security of our guests is our top priority and Hilton takes matters such as these very seriously.”

“The safety and security of our guests and team members is our highest priority. We are working closely with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, and, as part of company policy, we do not comment on ongoing investigations.”

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