“…He would apparently watch a guest leave then go into the room and claim he’s that person. Once in the room, police told WFTV Price would call the front desk and say he wanted to extend the stay, sometimes by 10 days…”
A homeless man spent Friday night in the Orange County Jail. He was busted after police said he posed as a guest at lavish hotels and went on spending sprees that his victims paid for. David Price has been homeless for the past two years. On some nights he found shelter at the most lavish hotels in Orange County including The Ritz Carlton, Hard Rock Hotel and Loews Portofino Bay. He stayed at those hotels on other people’s dime.
A few days ago, police arrested Price after he finagled his way into a room at the Hard Rock Hotel that was previously occupied by a hotel worker. Security officers knew the employee had already left so they called the police. Officers apparently found items from other hotels in the room, including The Peabody on International Drive and the Four Seasons in Miami.