As a bonus, the hotel had hand-outs on its front desk actively encouraging visitors to place themselves in legal jeopardy by asserting the patently false notion that firearms could be checked/stored at the Charlotte Convention Center - a center where possession of firearms, regardless of intent, is a criminal act as verified by Workman. So, following these directions, armed guests would rush up to Center security, announce they had a gun to check, and then be at risk of arrest, imprisonment, and seizure of their firearm.
Very. Naughty. Indeed.
I will leave it to the attorneys in the community to determine with certainty if such action rises to the level of criminal conduct (Bait'n'switch? Fraud?) though my lay suspicions certainly leave me rather curious if those merry boundaries were crossed by Diehl and company.
At the VERY least, this looks like Marriott well and truly screwed the pooch. And tried to screw every attendee. And is now- well, we've already discussed that.
For a major hotel to do something like this is just flat idiotic. If someone HAD been arrested over this, can you imagine the lawsuit? And now they've got the kind of publicity- you'd rather run barefoot through a vat of centipedes than have this kind.