Man accused of using mice, hamsters to score free hotel rooms

After deceiving with mice, he’s paying the price.

One Utah man faces criminal charges after allegedly releasing rodents in at least three different hotels in the Beehive State in order to score the lodgings for free.

Authorities say that Ryan Sentelle State recently admitted that he has freed mice and hamsters in his room at various hotels, complained about the pesky critters and then enjoyed the room at no cost, KUTV reports.

Ryan Sentelle State, pictured.

Ryan Sentelle State, pictured. (Salt Lake County Jail)

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Though police believe State successfully executed the stunt in at least three hotels, they allege it “likely occurred at many more” as well.

According to a probable cause statement, State would cite the feces left by rodents to make his case for free accommodations. Police say this ploy has damaged several hotel rooms.

Police claim that State would free mice and hamsters in his room at various hotels, complain about the pesky critters and then enjoy the room at no cost.

Police claim that State would free mice and hamsters in his room at various hotels, complain about the pesky critters and then enjoy the room at no cost. (iStock)

The exploit also came at a cost as hotels must contact pest control when animals and feces are discovered inside, per KUTV.

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State faces five class B misdemeanor charges with three counts of criminal mischief and two charges of theft by deception.