Valet worker arrested after tourist’s SUV stolen from downtown Atlanta hotel

Jarvis Davis

Credit: Fulton County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Fulton County Sheriff's Office

Jarvis Davis

Days before Atlanta hosts the Super Bowl, a valet worker at an upscale downtown hotel was arrested in a scheme to steal a tourist’s Cadillac SUV.

A parking manager at the Westin Peachtree Plaza on Peachtree Street first noticed something was up Sunday afternoon when he found a valet ticket for a 2009 Cadillac Escalade but could not find the keys or the vehicle, according to a police report obtained Wednesday by He played the surveillance footage from the night before and allegedly saw Jarvis Davis, 23, take the keys “without anyone noticing.”

Davis was seen driving the vehicle to the valet lobby and flagging down another man who was seen exiting the employee elevator, Atlanta police said in the report.

“Mr. Davis is seen handing the keys over to that male in exchange for cash,” police said.

According to police, the man was not the Cadillac’s rightful owner, a hotel guest from Tennessee.

Davis was arrested at the hotel Sunday afternoon after his manager asked him to come in to give a statement, and he was met by an Atlanta police officer. He was booked into the Fulton County Jail on a felony charge of theft by taking and released Monday on $5,000 pretrial bond.

Police told on Wednesday they are still looking for the vehicle and the man who drove away in it.

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