Holiday Inn squatter caught stealing chips and cookies

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31-year-old Onreka Gray was charged with burglary after he was caught breaking into a hotel’s kitchen, where he loaded a backpack with chips, cookies, and left with several take-out trays full of food.

On October 23rd, Metro Nashville Police officers responded to Holiday Inn & Suites in downtown Nashville in regards to a burglary. The hotel manager advised the man, later identified as Onreka Gray, was seen on a security camera in the restricted kitchen stealing food. He was seen loading a backpack with cookies, chips, and several other snacks then leaving with several take-out trays full of food.

Onreka Gray (MNPD)
Onreka Gray (MNPD)

The manager also stated the man was seen taking the service elevator that was restricted to employees only and walking around the lower storage level of the building. After Onreka was found in a room that was not registered to him, he gave officers consent to search the room and his bags. The snack items were found inside the backpack and several food containers from the kitchen were found in the room. Onreka advised the snacks from the toiletries bag were not from the hotel but the ones found in his backpack were.

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Onreka Gray was arrested and charged with burglary. He is currently jailed in lieu of a $5,000 bond.



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