MANHASSET, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Long Island man allegedly broke into a woman’s hotel room and stole her money but handed over his license when confronted.
It happened around 3 a.m. Friday at the Travelodge hotel on Northern Boulevard in Manhasset.READ MORE: NYPD: 4 Suspects In Custody After 3 Subway Riders Slashed Within Minutes In Lower Manhattan
Twenty-nine-year-old Michael C. Lee, who was staying at the hotel, allegedly broke into another room by pushing open an unlocked sliding window and confronted a 33-year-old woman who was staying there.
Police say the woman called out to her boyfriend for help, and the couple asked Lee why he was in the room and asked for his ID.READ MORE: Long Island Hispanic Bar Association Organizes Free Prom Dress Boutique For Freeport High School Students
According to police, Lee gave them his license but then ran away.
After he fled, the woman noticed her money was missing and called police.
Officers later found Lee and arrested him.MORE NEWS: Crucifix Toppled, American Flag Destroyed At Brooklyn Church
Lee has been charged with burglary and criminal possession of a controlled substance.