According to police, the latter is exactly the situation that led to the arrest of 41-year-old Curtis Joe Tyquiengco earlier this week, now charged with second-degree burglary and telephone harassment after an evening of drug-induced mischief led police straight to him.
Tyquiengco called emergency dispatchers three or four times from a room at the Travelodge in Fife. He claimed to be from a California radio station, and rapped into the phone.
Hotel officials told police no one was renting the room at the time.
Officers heard someone singing in the room when they arrived, and Tyquiengco opened the door and was detained. He evidently was under the influence of a powerful stimulant, according to officers, and admitted he smoked methamphetamine in the room.
What inspired Tyquiengco's bizarre actions? According to The Trib, he told police he was bored and just wanted someone to talk to after being kicked out of a different nearby hotel. He also explained to authorities that a friend had told him the Travelodge room had a lock that didn't always latch. Apparently the friend was right.
The Trib was unable to confirm whether Tyquiengco's flow was tight or not.