California Attorney Charged After Vegas Hotel Room Trashed

By Maria Nikias

Jun 7, 2013 3:22pm

It’s practically a scene from the comedy, “The Hangover”: A nice hotel room gets trashed by the end of an apparent evening of partying.

While the Wolf Pack from the movie was able to escape its worries by the end of the weekend, one California attorney hasn’t had such a happy ending.

“The room appeared to be in total disarray, the furniture was thrown about and what appeared to be glass debris [was] on the floor,” Jose Hernandez, a spokesman for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, told ABC News.

Robert Pearman, 45, has been charged with malicious destruction or injury of property of another after a night at the Encore Hotel in Las Vegas, and is expected in court in July to answer the charges, according to police.

Pearman, through his attorney, declined comment to ABC News.

According to a criminal complaint, Pearman and five friends were partying in a $3,000-per-night, two-story, 5,800-square-foot room on March 30. The two-bedroom suite was equipped with hot tubs facing Las Vegas Boulevard, a massage room in the main foyer, nine-foot ceiling windows, and private check-in.

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“Officers were called out to a disturbance in one of the rooms,” Hernandez said. “Upon arrival, officers made contact with the registered guest, Robert Pearman.”

The criminal complaint described “room items broken, and numerous food items were spattered on the carpeting, walls, floors and drapery with lamps, shades and a decorative vase were damaged.”

When confronted by police, according to the criminal complaint, Pearman appeared intoxicated and said, “I take full responsibility for what happened here, we were partying. I did all of this, I am responsible for all these people, let my people go.”

However, police alleged, Pearman refused to pay for the damages. According to the complaint, he “acted highly volatile as he yelled in Encore personnel’s faces, and state[d] that he is practicing attorney, and because [he] is an attorney [he] will, ‘depose Steve Wynn, and make this place Napalm.’”

Because of the amount of damage, Pearman was taken into custody and transported to the Clark County Detention Center. Officials wouldn’t comment on Pearman’s current whereabouts, though ABC News confirmed he is out of jail and back to work as an attorney.

The Clark County District Attorney’s Office said it does not comment on ongoing criminal cases.

Pearman later walked back his comments claiming responsibility, and his lawyers claimed a “third party” was responsible, according to The Las Vegas Review-Journal, citing court papers in a lawsuit against Pearman by the Encore Hotel.

A spokeswoman for the Encore Hotel said, “It is not our policy to comment on guests of the resort.”

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