Shady Westin Valet Makes Off With Reggie Wayne's Bentley
If you happen to enjoy getting your car stolen by delinquent 21-year-old valets, then, boy, do we have a hotel for you. This weekend, Gunner Belcher (what a name!), a valet employed at the Westin Indianapolis, was pulled over at 2am on Sunday morning by cops who suspected he might be drunk driving.
Well, he was.
But what cops also found out was that Belcher, "with glassy eyes and slurred speech," was behind the wheel of a 2007 Bentley belonging to Colts wide receiver Reggie Wayne. Wayne had dropped the car off at the Westin just a few hours earlier, and, around 9pm, Belcher decided it was time to take her for a spin.
To make a bad situation worse, Belcher then lied to cops and told them he was "Wayne's cousin by marriage," which is completely absurd, yet exactly the kind of quick-thinking logic we'd expect from someone on a mindless, drunken joyride through the streets of Indianapolis at 2am on a Sunday.
Without a seatbelt, no less.
ABC reports that Wayne had showed up at the hotel around 6:30pm on Saturday evening, left the car with the valet, and when he came down the next morning to pick it up, the car was nowhere to be found. Police reports showed that the car had been towed, though once Wayne was verified as the true owner, it was returned the same day.
Once again, we ask: what is it with these hotel-related car mishaps? There's only twenty days left of 2012, folks, and this better be the last we hear of celebrities crashing their cars, getting hit by cars, or getting their cars stolen. Or else!
[Photo: Westin Hotels; inset, Brian Spurlock / US Presswire]