This unfortunate crime is making the rounds on the internet. It should be filed in the “What Not To Do” if you’re an FBI agent spending the night at a hotel file…
FBI agent Robert Manson might be in a world of trouble after allegedly taking a random woman back to his hotel room, and waking up to a stolen gun, Rolex watch and cash…This agent failed in the common sense department but they did meet in the hotel bar so who knows what went on. Oh, she’s an “exotic dancer” too!
The New York Times reported the following on the incident:
In July, Robert Manson, a unit chief in the F.B.I.’s international terrorism section, had his Glock .40-caliber handgun, a $6,000 Rolex watch and $60 in cash stolen from his room at the Westin hotel in Charlotte, N.C., according to a police report.
“Investigators determined that the victim, Robert Manson, met a woman in the hotel bar the prior night and took her back to his hotel room,” Robert Tufano, a spokesman for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, said in a statement.
This seems like it’s going to end very badly for this FBI employee, Agent Robert Manson. Common sense would seem to dictate that you don’t leave unsecured weapons around women you just met at a hotel bar.
Lock up your weapon, $6,000 Rolex and whatever cash you might have for goodness sake!
Manson might be headed for unemployment judging from this bit from the NYT:
Federal law allows agents to carry concealed weapons while off duty, but not while they are intoxicated. It is unclear where Mr. Manson kept the gun. F.B.I. rules prohibit agents from leaving their guns in unsecure places.