Homeless man caught living it up in luxury hotels

2012-07-10 13:52

Who needs shelters or charities when you can pick and choose among a whole array of luxury resorts?

This seems to have been the reasoning behind the behaviour of David Price, a homeless man living in Orlando, Florida, for the past two years. 

Instead of queuing at soup kitchens, Price has been enjoying extensive stays at some of Orlando's most luxurious resorts - including the Ritz Carlton, Hard Rock Hotel and the Loews Portofino Bay - without paying a cent, the Huffington Post reports.

According to WFTV Price had been sneaking into hotel rooms after guests left, then calling the front desk and extending the prior occupant's stay, charging all extra fees and expenses to the credit card that the hotel had on file.

The 30-year-old has been linked to a nearly $9,000 (roughly R74 225) bill placed on an Ohio man's credit card at the Portofino Bay Hotel. "I don't know how he got in my room or how he got my debit card, but he got like the best wines, the best restaurants, room service," the victim, Joseph Barak told Local 10.

Price was arrested on Friday night after he tried to extend a reservation that had been made by a hotel worker. Price faces charges of grand theft and obtaining food and lodging in attempt to defraud an innkeeper.

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