Pilot Sues Colorado Hotel Over Dismissed Exposure Charge

April 28, 2020

A United Airlines pilot whose charge of indecent exposure was dismissed sued the Denver, Colo. airport hotel where his arrest occurred.

An attorney for Andrew Collins filed the lawsuit against The Westin Denver International Airport in U.S. District Court Monday, KMGH-TV reported.

Collins was arrested in September 2018 after being accused of standing naked in front of his 10th-floor hotel window overlooking the Denver International Airport terminal.

The Leesburg, Virginia, resident said he did not know he was visible to anyone in the main terminal.

A judge dismissed criminal charges against Collins in March 2019, but by that time the wrongful arrest had caused a six-month work suspension.

Collins settled a lawsuit against the city of Denver for $300,000.

His attorney, Craig Silverman, said in a statement they are hopeful the hotel “will acknowledge and remedy the fact this violation occurred with the unfortunate participation and permission of DIA Westin staff.”

The Westin Denver International Airport did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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