24-year-old daycare owner Shashawna Southall, of Knoxville, was expelled from the Opryland Hotel on April 18th, and attempted to get into a vehicle with her four young children and drive away while heavily intoxicated, police say. Witnesses say she was being irate in the hotel lobby and was barely able to stand.
“I know I shouldn’t have done it, but I shouldn’t be this drunk either, and I am.” – those are the words of 18-year-old Jacob D. Waswick, who also told police “When you take 40 mg of Xanax, & 8 shots of Captain Morgan, and want some wine, you think… well, there’s no camera, I can jump a wall, and get into a cooler, and nobody will know.”
21-year-old Alahna Leonardo was taking a mini-vacation to the Opryland Hotel this weekend, when police say she got so intoxicated she was unsteady and slurring her speech. She called Metro Police to report a stolen wallet but decided to just walk around the hotel when they arrived and then told them ‘Just take me to jail!’ They did.