Politician in a ‘fit of rage’ smashes a door in a hotel after discovering he can’t access his luggage before he’s arrested by police
- A male politician was escorted out of a Canberra hotel on Thursday morning
- Will Fowles, a first term Labor MP, allegedly smashed a door after yelling at staff
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Victorian Labor MP Will Fowles was escorted out of a Canberra hotel by police on Thursday morning after smashing in a door.
Former Nine News journalist Kellie Sloane shared the news on Twitter, claiming the man had ‘gone into a rage after discovering he couldn’t access his luggage’.
Police were called to the Abode in Kingston, and the first-term Labor politician was escorted on to the street.
Ms Sloane said the politician had claimed the hotel ‘unlawfully claimed his luggage’.
The man told a hotel receptionist: ‘I’m a member of parliament, I’m a member of parliament,’ The Australian reported.
A male politician was escorted from the Abode hotel in Kingston after allegedly smashing in a door in a fit of rage
Victorian MP Will Fowles (pictured) was reportedly incensed about not being able to immediately access his luggage and damaged the door
She said guests were for a short while unable to enter the hotel.
‘The first lot of police described him as “a piece of work” who wouldn’t calm down. But they now say he is calm and being very reasonable,’ Ms Sloane tweeted.
Commentator Peter Ford told The Morning Show the man had arrived at the front desk and nobody was present to give him his luggage.
‘There is a belief that a politician has been staying there, went to collect their luggage, but there was no one at the desk,’ he said.
‘As you can see, they have forced their way into the luggage room and attempted to get their luggage.’
Mr Ford later claimed on Twitter the politician had missed his flight back to Melbourne, despite his drastic actions to get to the airport on time.
The hotel declined to comment on the incident, and Mr Fowles’s office said they would comment later.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted ACT Policing and the Victorian Labor Party for comment.
More to come.
Former journalist Kellie Sloane (pictured) shared Mr Fowles’s behaviour on Twitter, noting police referred to him as a ‘piece of work’ who wouldn’t calm down
Media rushed to the Abode in Kingston, where Mr Fowles had allegedly screamed at an employee: ‘I’m a member of parliament’