ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) - A tourist tells FOX 5 his vacation in Downtown Atlanta was turned upside down when police said a valet worker at the packed Westin Peachtree Plaza helped steal his Cadillac Escalade.
The arrest comes as tens of thousands of people are set to pack downtown hotels, and Super Bowl LIII is just days away.
Police arrested Jarvis Davis for felony auto theft. Another thief is still on the loose and detectives are still searching for his car, detectives said.
The victim said he spent the weekend in Atlanta and was a guest at the Westin, when according to a police report, late Saturday night, he dropped off his black 2009 Escalade to the valet. He told FOX 5, he thought his vehicle would be safe at the high-end hotel.
According to the police report, the valet worker "Jarvis Davis took the keys from the check-in booth... pulled the vehicle and gave it to another male," it stated, documenting what was seen on surveillance.
"Mr. Davis is seen handing the keys over to that male in exchange for cash," the report said.
Sunday afternoon Davis was arrested at the hotel. Police said they are not tying Davis to any other vehicle thefts, and no word if this theft is connected to any other crimes.
Hotel management released the following statement:
"We are aware of the situation and have cooperated with law enforcement to resolve this matter. As with many businesses, we outsource our valet parking and are working closely with that company to understand how this happened."