According to police in Kansas City, Missouri, a hotel receptionist copied a woman’s room key so he could attempt to rape her. Fletcher Clardy IIIOnline records show the 30-year-old remains at the Jackson County Detention Center.
The woman told investigators she was in Kansas City on a business trip, according to police in a KCTV report. She had a drink at the Phillips hotel bar on December 16, she said. The woman told officers she made sure her hotel room was locked before she went to bed between 2:00 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. on December 17.
In this version of events, the woman wakes up after 4 a.m. to find a man trying to sexually assault her. She said she heard the man’s voice and she believed it was the receptionist, police said. The woman said she yelled for the man to get out of the room.
Police say hotel staff gave them a transaction history report to find the hotel room key. Surveillance footage is said to show Clardy copying the woman’s room key while he was alone in the hallway. Furthermore, the video shows him entering the elevator, police said. Hotel records also show a duplicate key was used to unlock the woman’s room, authorities said.
Police said they arrested Clardy on Thursday and the hotel fired him.
The property did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Law & Crime.
Online records show Clardy is charged with rape or attempted rape in the first degree. The bond is set at $150,000. A bond review hearing is scheduled for Monday. The file does not include the lawyer’s name.
[Booking photo via Jackson County Detention Center]
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