Surveillance video helped officers find a man suspected of robbing a hotel clerk of his cellphone after trying to kick the trespasser out of the Super 8 on Madison's south side, according to police.
Madison police said the 23-year-old clerk was on duty at the motel at about 2:33 a.m. Oct. 28 when a man inside refused to leave. The man was not staying at the hotel and was not there to visit any of the guests.
When the trespasser refused to go, the clerk pulled out his phone and said he was calling police. The man punched the clerk in the face, according to the report. The blow caused the victim to drop his phone, which the robber grabbed and fled.
Police said Donald D. Alford-Lofton, 19, of Madison, was arrested Monday on suspicion of robbery, battery, intimidation of a victim and bail jumping.
The Super 8 is at 1602 W. Beltline Hwy.