First off, we feel it would be wise to recap. The scene that took place back in January is too weird to try to recount with a straight face, but here's how the Post tells it:
"A waitress at the hotel had told cops that when she brought breakfast to Vankirk's 17th floor room he got down on one knee, proposed marriage to her, and tried to hug her, all after telling her, 'Don't worry, if anyone ever tries to hurt you I'll kill them.'"
Smart room service maid she was, she managed to peer around the room for clues as to just how crazy this person was, and alerted the cops about the guns on the bed immediately after.
But while the creep would normally have gotten 3.5 years for possessing un-registered guns, he'll apparently get off in just a few days because of the whole hotel room technicality.
Now, we're not asking hotels to start installing metal detectors in the lobby, but we really, really don't like the idea of of potential psychos packing pistols in the next room over while we're busy finagling our mis-wired hotel room remote control. And being protected by the law on top of it.
Why do the crazies always end up at hotels?
[Photo: HotelChatter; inset, 3.bp.blogspot]