If you're staying at a hotel near Ocean Drive or Collins Avenue, you should expect to get ripped off — usually by overpriced shrimp cocktail or colossal margaritas at a sidewalk café.
Baltimore Ravens running back Terrance
West has filed a lawsuit against Metropole's parent company, South Beach Group Hotels.
The Metropole is infamous for being the setting of the Miami
The pro baller was visiting February 27 with a friend. The pair chatted up two
The suit claims the women then went to the hotel's front desk and asked for a key to West's room. Amazingly, the staffer complied. The woman
When West realized he'd been ripped off, he called police. An hour later, he heard a knock at his hotel room door and assumed it was an officer doing a followup on the investigation.
West said the man threatened his life, as well as his friend's, and though West never saw a firearm, he noticed a bulge beneath the man's shirt that he assumed was a gun tucked into his waistband.
“If you don’t give me what I want, I have people in the car that will burn this whole place down!" the man yelled.
The robber made off with $5,000 cash, Louboutin shoes, and some other property.
West blames the hotel, as well as the staffer who let the first group of robbers into his room (the staffer is named as a codefendant). The 25-year-old NFL player tried to make arrangements for compensation with the hotel outside of the court system but claimed the company would not comply.
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He's seeking $53,129 in damages.
West was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 2014, was traded to the Tennessee Titans, and is now with the Ravens.
When the Browns parted ways with West, the player's alleged immaturity and a continued string of minor social media scandals (including flirting with married women) were cited in some reports as a reason for his being let go.