A Summit County business owner was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of harassing at least one of his female guests.
Adam Pietraszek, 52, owner of the Holiday Inn Summit County-Frisco, is charged in Summit County Court with one count of harassment, a misdemeanor.
The charge stems from an incident during the early morning hours of Saturday, March 1, in which Pietraszek allegedly groped a 36-year-old female guest of his hotel and later used his master key to let himself into the woman’s room, according to court records.
Frisco police officers responded shortly before 4 a.m. to the Holiday Inn, at 1129 north Summit Boulevard in Frisco, where they interviewed Pietraszek, the victim and two of the victim’s friends.
Pietraszek told officers he was hosting a town of Frisco event at the Sporting News Grill, located on the second floor of the hotel. He said he provided the woman and her two friends free alcohol throughout the course of the night, according to court records. Pietraszek denied ever entering the woman’s room.
Pietraszek also told officers that he paid their checks, which meant the officers were “on his payroll,” according to court records.
However, the victim and her two friends recounted a different version of the story. Although they all admitted to accepting free drinks from Pietraszek, they told officers the hotel owner had glossed over the part of the story in which Pietraszek invited them to join his table at the bar, according to court records.
While seated at the table with the women and several unidentified patrons, Pietraszek continually placed his hands on the victim’s lower leg and back, according to witness statements. On at least one other occasion, Pietraszek also kissed the woman’s hand, according to court records.
The victim asked Pietraszek numerous times not to touch her because she is married, according to court records. Those statements were verified to law enforcement officers by the victim’s friends.
At about 3 a.m. the woman and her two friends returned to their hotel rooms. The victim and one of her friends, another woman, were staying in the same room, according to court records.
A few minutes after returning to their room, the women heard the doorknob to their room rattling. Pietraszek entered bearing snacks and told the women he was there to check up on them, according to court records. The women demanded Pietraszek leave, which he did.
Based on the statements provided by the victim and her two friends, Frisco police officers placed Pietraszek into custody and booked him into the Summit County jail. He was released on a $500 bond, according to jail records.
Pietraszek informed the investigating officers they
were ‘on his payroll.’