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3:36 AM in a City that Never Sleeps

It started with a fire alarm: "This is a fire emergency. Please evacuate the hotel."


After hurriedly dressing, I left my room, and that's when the real fun began.


The Capital Hilton is a large hotel, with floors comprised of orthogonal hallways. Wending my way through the maze, I turned a corner to see this:



That's water seeping out under the door. A hotel security guy knocked on the door to no response, but when he used his key card, the person inside began pounding on the door in a rage.


The story continues in the comments....

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Bob Hazy
Bob Hazy
30 apr 2021


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Liz Phelan
Liz Phelan
30 apr 2021
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That is crazy!

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Liz Phelan
Liz Phelan
30 apr 2021

We all have a 5150 in us...lol...

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Bob Hazy
Bob Hazy
30 apr 2021

This exchange continued several times with the same result. Using a Walkie, hotel security called for backup, and for the police and fire department.

Summary of pics: a strapping Irish lad from the DCFD, the door open with wet floor, and various pics of the police with the handcuffed tenant of the room.


The water, which became significant, was from a sprinkler, and reached far down the three adjacent hallways, expanding by the minute.


Turns out, he was requesting for the call to 911 (he may have placed it). He wanted the FBI engaged because gases were entering his room; his phone would not work, he tried to call his mother, and it wasn't his fault, or so he said.


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Life on the road! (Was the guy down on one knee proposing to the woman?😂). We once had a similar middle of the night evacuation experience at a Marriott in Kentucky. It was due to a fire in the kitchen. Now you have had your less than 15 minutes of fame!

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