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Naked Woman With a Gun Storms Motel, Makes Working at a Motel Worth It

by Dan Seitz   July 13, 2011 at 4:00PM  |  Views: 2,090

We're guessing your average motel employee sees a lot of weird stuff. But we also doubt they have days like the one a clerk at a Vacaville, California motel had recently: being held at gunpoint by a naked girl.

Why, precisely, Patricia Wright chose to burst into the lobby buck naked with a handgun and take the clerk hostage is still up for debate. Also up for debate is how lucky the clerk was: sadly, local journalism has failed us in providing clear, accurate photographs of the event. What isn't up for debate is that it touched off a hostage situation.

Shockingly, Wright had apparently been ingesting illegal substances before this particular act of weirdness. She claimed to have smoked marijuana and taken ecstasy and a few prescription drugs. We're assuming at least one of those was Adderol because it's hard to imagine a raver taking anybody hostage for more than the time it takes to swing a shiny object near their face. So, essentially, the clerk had a naked, stoned woman with a .38 to deal with.

Fortunately, the incident ended peacefully: Wright was successfully talked into handing over the gun to the clerk and surrendering to the police, who awaited her with pairs of both handcuffs and pants. Wright's boyfriend, staying in their room, was questioned (probably along the lines of "Did you know your girlfriend went streaking while wasted with a semi-automatic handgun?") but not charged. Wright is currently awaiting arraignment, and hoping no photos go on her Facebook profile. The clerk is, we hope, looking for a better job.

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