by Nora Bosworth
A bellhop was arrested at the swank Bowery Hotel Wednesday evening, after the porter allegedly sold pot to a few undercover cops at the hotel. The porter, a 25-year-old Brooklynite and college graduate, has no previous criminal record, according to the New York Post. A fellow bellhop, Nick Shelton, 25, told the Post: “I feel like it was an isolated incident. He’s a good guy.’’
On Thursday night the culprit was called in front of court and released on his own recognizance, according to the Daily News. The young man accused the cops of entrapment upon his arrest, while his coworkers claimed they hadn’t known about his other line of work. The Bowery Hotel serves high-end clientele, and was no doubt a profitable market for such a business.
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