Public Safety

Iowa City man faces burglary charge after swiping hotel key and getting a room

Troy Frazier
Troy Frazier

IOWA CITY — An Iowa City man faces charges after helping himself to a Coke and a hotel room, police said.

Troy Frazier, 32, entered the Hilton Garden Inn, 328 S. Clinton St., around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, hid from hotel staff and stole a can of Coca-Cola, according to Iowa City police criminal complaints.

After walking to the front desk and realizing no staff was around, Frazier took two room keys, police said.

Police said hotel staff confronted Frazier later that morning when they realized he was in a room. Frazier was escorted to the lobby and told to pay, but left instead, police said.

Police said the night in the hotel was valued at $169.23, and Frazier had no means to pay. When Frazier was taken into custody, he had small bag of meth, police said.

Frazier was arrested and faces charged of third-degree burglary, a Class D felony; third-degree theft, an aggravated misdemeanor; and possession of a controlled substance, a serious misdemeanor.

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