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POLICE: Makeshift art show causes damage to hotel, prompting arrest of Louisville woman

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Kendra Anderson (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Kendra Anderson (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A makeshift art show caused $300 worth of damage to a Louisville hotel and prompted police to arrest a Louisville woman over the weekend, police say.

According to an arrest report, Louisville metro Police were called to the Embassy Suites on Fourth Street, near W. Muhammad Ali Boulevard, just before 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31, after someone reported that a woman had unlawfully gained entry to a secured room there, and spent the night.

When officers arrived, they allegedly found 26-year-old Kendra Anderson. Police say Anderson's friend had reserved a room for her, but had provided no deposit. When Anderson arrived on Oct. 30, police say she had been told that the reservation had been made for Oct. 31.

She then allegedly found an open atrium on the fourth floor and spent the night there, without the hotel's approval.

According to police, she also set up the atrium for an art show, putting sticky materials on the walls.

When police found Anderson, the say she was in the atrium with two other people. The room was full of chips and snacks, according to police, and one person had his shoes off, which police said made it "obvious" that the three of them had spent the night.

One of the trio allegedly told police that the door had been open and they walked in without a hotel key, but police say a hotel key would have been needed to get in.

Police say that when they removed the "sticky material" from the walls, it caused some paint and drywall to come off, causing $300 worth of damage.

Anderson was arrested -- on her birthday -- and charged with theft of services, criminal trespassing and criminal mischief.

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