Business traveler wakes up in Hilton hotel room to find 52-year-old night manager ‘sucking’ on his toes

Peter Brennan traveled to Nashville, Tennessee on business and checked into his Hilton hotel room for the night only to disturbingly wake up to the night manager “sucking” on his toes, according to court records.

Brennan was fast asleep at the downtown Nashville Hilton Hotel on March 30 when he suddenly came awake and couldn’t believe what was happening to him. The night manager, David Patrick Neal, 52, was allegedly engaging in a foot fetish on his toes, according to the Daily Mail.

He screamed and jumped up as he came fully awake and called security and then the police. Neal admitted to using a cloned key to get into the room. He claimed he smelled smoke but police records indicate that he never reported it to anybody else at the time. The manager reportedly threw the key out before he was caught and it hasn’t been found.

(Video Credit: WKRN)

The night manager has a long rap sheet that includes manslaughter for shooting his roommate to death in the 1990s. Evidently, background checks are not a thing at the hotel. He was arrested on Friday at his home and charged with aggravated burglary and assault.

In 1996, Neal was charged with second-degree manslaughter for shooting his roommate dead during a fight. He said it was self-defense, but a jury found him guilty of voluntary manslaughter.

Brennan is justifiably suing Neal over the sexual assault as well as hoping the police throw the proverbial book at him. He was horrified by the ordeal and claimed that it shattered his security. A lawsuit against the hotel itself would not be a surprise either.

In an interview with WKRN, he told his cringy story. Brennan said he recognized Neal because the manager had visited the room the previous night to fix the television set.

“All my life you just have that sense of security, and that sense of peace, right? It’s not like you’re camping and you have to kind of keep one eye open,” he said during the interview. “You have that security that’s yours, and when you close your eyes, you feel like you’re safe and you’re protected and it was a complete violation.”

“I was just so, so shocked. It was, ‘Who are you? Why are you in my room?’ It was almost like a dream, a sort of nightmare. It just didn’t make sense. Why is this person touching me? He was talking to me but not giving me any substantive answers,” recounted Brennan, who served in the Air Force and obtained the rank of lieutenant. He is also a former intelligence officer.

Despite those accomplishments, Brennan now says he’s having trouble sleeping over the ordeal.

“I’m having problems sleeping – going through some PTSD and talking to a therapist,” he admitted.

Even worse, when Brennan reported the incident to Hilton’s security, they allegedly “did not appear to take his complaint seriously.” After that, he called the police to investigate the creepy occurrence.

Following the intrusion, Brennan cut his business trip short and went home to Texas.

Michael Fisher, who is Brennan’s attorney, told WKRN he was appalled that the Hilton hotel had hired somebody like Neal for a position where he would have unmitigated access to guests’ rooms.

“Multiple charges of forgery, drinking and driving, a manslaughter conviction as well, which served prison time,” Fisher pointed out. “When Hilton hired this person, they had to have known. They have to do background checks to know, and the fact that they would put somebody like that in a position where they have the ability to clone keys, have the ability to get into a guest’s room.”

Neal is reportedly still in custody after failing to post his $27,000 bail.

Michelle Myers, who is a spokesperson for Hilton Corporation told Nashville’s News Channel 5, “Hilton Nashville Downtown is independently owned and operated by a third party and no Hilton entity employs staff at this property. The safety and security of our guests is our top priority and Hilton takes matters such as these very seriously.”

A statement issued by the manager of Hilton Nashville Downtown also commented to the news outlet, “The safety and security of our guests and team members is our highest priority. We are working closely with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, and, as part of company policy, we do not comment on ongoing investigations.”

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