Drunk man threatens to ‘blow up’ Nashville hotel over potato chips: police

Published: Nov. 17, 2022 at 10:34 AM CST
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) — A drunk man was arrested in Nashville Wednesday after police say he threatened to “blow up” a downtown hotel and assaulted a security guard after having a confrontation about potato chips.

Ryan Abdelqadar, 35, was charged with assault, burglary, public intoxication, among other misdemeanor charges.

According to an affidavit, Abdelqadar entered a restricted area of the J.W. Marriott Hotel, 201 8th Ave. S, and grabbed bags of chips out of a box. Abdelqadar was confronted by a security guard, who he pushed, police said.

Abdelqadar left the Marriott after threatening to “blow up the hotel and shoot the security guard,” according to the affidavit.

He was later caught and arrested. He had two bags of chips from the hotel with him.