Danbury Police charged an Oakville man with numerous violations after 2 a.m. Thursday, saying he pulled a fire alarm at the Hilton Garden, and then talked guests out of their room cards in an attempt to burgle their rooms, police said.
Robert Valunas, 19, Ridgeway Avenue, Oakville, a justice and law administration student at Western Connecticut State University, had been drinking at Molly Darcy's on Mill Plain Road when he got tired, police said.
Valunas apparently walked about two miles to the inn, where he pulled the fourth-floor fire alarm. When guests started leaving their second-floor rooms, they met a man dressed in black saying he wanted to check their rooms. Could they give him their key cards and tell him what room they were in. Police said he told the guests to wait downstairs.
One guest became suspicious, so he waited outside his room, and said Valunas walked out of his room carrying the guest's suitcase and wearing the guest's suit and tie. They struggled and the guest was struck in the face.
Police arrived at the scene after the fire truck and ambulance.
Hotel security caught Valunas and when they walked him outside, a fight broke out between Valunas and the security guard. Police arrested Valunas at the inn and sorted out the problem. Police said at one point Valunas told them he was with the FIB and that he, Valunas was at the scene on orders from the FBI to arrest one of the police officers.
Police said Valunas was charged with first-degree criminal mischief, fifth-degree larceny, second-degree criminal trespass, two counts of third-degree assault, breach of peace, disorderly conduct and third-degree robbery. He was held on a $10,000 bond.
Danbury Police provided this information. A person charged with a crime is innocent until having been convicted in court.