Man holds up Plainfield hotel

November 19, 2010

A desk clerk at the Plainfield Budget Inn said an armed man tried to rob the hotel Friday morning at about 4 a.m. The clerk told the man there was no cash in the drawer because the hotel only accepts credit cards during overnight hours. Instead, the man grabbed the clerk’s purse from behind the counter and fled the scene in a red vehicle, possibly a Pontiac Grand Am or Oldsmobile Alero.