Motel 6 manager accused of public nudity
On Thursday, the Roseland Police Department was at the Motel 6 conducting routine patrols when a fire alarm went off and a large number of people exited the building.
A witness told an officer that the fire was in “Sam’s room” on the fourth floor, reports said.
Investigators identified “Sam” as Sandeep Muttreja, the general manager.
Fire crews arrived and resolved the incident.
Afterwards, employees told the officer Sam was back in the hotel smoking weed, reports said.
The officer found Muttreja and said he appeared intoxicated. He was detained.
Another employee showed the officer surveillance video from earlier in the day that showed Muttreja walking naked by the fourth floor elevator, according to reports.
Muttreja leaves the elevator and tries to get into the employee room, the video showed. The employee then covers him with a blanket.
Muttreja was charged with public nudity.
He bonded out of the St. Joseph County Jail on Saturday.
His hearing is set for May 27.