(June 29, 2018) Robert Anthony Sellers, 37, of Elkton was arrested for disorderly conduct, second-degree assault and malicious destruction of property after allegedly kicking in a hotel room door with a terrified family inside on Friday about 8 p.m.
Police were called to a hotel in the 800 block of Philadelphia Avenue for a disorderly man, later identified as Sellers, who was reportedly shouting profanities when patrol cars arrived.
Hotel staff said Sellers had repeatedly kicked a hotel room door, resulting in a lengthwise vertical crack, with replacement costs estimated at $500.
At the scene, police interviewed the man renting the room with his wife and young children. The man was bleeding from a leg wound he apparently suffered during an altercation with Sellers.
According to the police report, the man said Sellers, a stranger who appeared heavily intoxicated, approached him outside the hotel room and began talking aggressively.
When the man tried to go inside the hotel room with his family, he claimed Sellers pinned him back and pushed his head into an outside wall with extreme force.
After this, the family man said he pushed Sellers back and the pair engaged in a fight while rolling around on the ground, before he managed to break free and flee inside the room.
The husband and wife said they could hear the solid wood door begin to break and see it flex inward from Sellers’ series of kicks, which only ceased when police arrived.
While interviewing the husband and wife at the scene, police said Sellers continued screaming profanities at an ever-increasing volume, until eventually being placed under arrest.