Unruly man with guns arrested at Houston hotel
Dec. 31, 2017 at 10:54 p.m.
HOUSTON— An intoxicated man was arrested at a hotel that hosts one of Houston's largest New Year's Eve parties after police found several guns and ammunition in his room, police said Sunday.
Investigators said hotel security officers called police after the man became belligerent and refused to leave the bar at downtown Houston's Hyatt Regency Hotel early Sunday. Police said responding officers found a rifle, a shotgun and a handgun in his room, plus ammunition.
The 49-year-old man later told investigators he'd brought the guns into his room because he didn't want them to get stolen from his truck, which was parked in the hotel garage, police spokesman Victor Senties said.
"At this point, our investigators do not believe there was any kind of intent by him to use the weapons or to cause any kind of issue. It appears he was just bringing them in," Senties said.
He said the man was staying at the hotel to celebrate New Year's Eve and admitted he'd been drinking.