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Man charged with beating hotel manager after staying past checkout

Herbert D. Lambert

Herbert D. Lambert

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Updated: May 21, 2012 8:42AM

A Chicago man has been charged with aggravated battery for attacking the manager of a Bannockburn hotel after she told him he was in his room past checkout and needed to go, police said.

Herbert D. Lambert, 31, of the 1800 block of South Lawndale, told police he attacked the 21-year-old manager at the La Quinta Hotel on Sunday.

The woman had told Lambert he had stayed in his room past the 11 a.m. checkout time and gave him five minutes to remove the rest of his possessions, police said.

Lambert then went to another floor and pulled a fire alarm, but the manager was still at Lambert’s room when he returned, police said.

When she told him he’d have to come with her to the front desk, he punched her several times in her face, struck her several times in the back of her head and brought his knee up into her face as she fell to the floor, police said. When the woman grabbed one of his feet, Lambert allegedly stomped on her head and leg, police said.

Then Lambert stood aside and waited for officers to arrive, police said.

The woman suffered a broken nose, bruises to the back of her head, cuts and contusions on her face, a bruised left calf and an injured left wrist, police said.

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