Gunman blows holes in car and takes off from nightmare Budget Inn
NEW CASTLE, DEL. — Not far from Wilmington, Delaware’s crime capital and Interstate 95 where unsuspecting travelers have a choice of flea-bag motels filled with bed-bugs and hookers with the occasional drug dealing nimrods shooting at each other is the Budget Inn. Delaware State Police say that this motel was the scene of a shooting at about 7:00 am on June 15, 2015.
When motel guests would be rushing down for a free breakfast at most motels, the motel which might make the Bates Motel look like a peaceful five-star luxury resort was the thing that scenes from the Shoot-out at the OK Corral are made of.
Delaware State Police Major Crimes Unit detectives are currently investigating an incident in which shots were fired that occurred at the Budget Inn.
The police report that their initial investigation has determined that the incident occurred Monday, June 15, 2015, at approximately 7:04 a.m., as a 21-year-old Wilmington, Del., man parked his vehicle in the parking lot of the Budget Inn Motel, located at 3 Memorial Drive, New Castle.
As the subject was still sitting in his vehicle, a male suspect, who was standing on the motel balcony, began firing multiple shots towards the car from a gun, striking it numerous times. The victim was able to exit his vehicle and flee from the area. He was not injured. The suspect, along with a second male who was with him, both fled from the motel in an unknown make and model vehicle.
The first suspect was described as a black male. He was 25-29 years of age and was last seen wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and dark pants. The second suspect was described as a white male. He was also 25-29 years of age and was last seen wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and dark pants. There is no further physical or clothing description available at this time. There are no video surveillance photos available.
If anyone has any information in reference to this incident they are asked to contact Detective Nicholas Terranova at 302-365-8436. Information may also be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333, via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”
A Woodbridge, Va., resident who should know what crime is all about given the hell-hole of ‘Hoodridge’ that she lives in, had this to say about this motel on Trip Advisor:
“We stopped for the night after traveling on I-95. The inn across the way had non English speaking clerk that we couldn’t connect with so came here. Checked in ok but terrible room. Only one pillow and one towel each. I became I tried to put the towel over the bedspread as I feared there might be bugs. Running outside, yelling and banging on doors during the night. We got up early to leave and prostitutes in the parking lot. Bad part of town- bypass this exit for lodging.”
A slightly better review from a Massachusetts resident had this to say in Trip Advisor:
“Recently stayed at this place with some employees for an event in Wilmington. On checking in, I noticed several signs around the lobby stating that you only had 10 minutes to complain about the room, after that the management wouldn’t give any refunds. My room was pretty bad, yellow sheets and pillow cases, cigarette burns everywhere (non-smoking room), ceiling and walls clumsily patched, not very clean, but all I wanted was a place to shower and get 6 hours sleep. Sleep wasn’t easy because of the intermittent yelling and door slamming, but I managed a few hours.
“Next morning the guys staying in another room came to the van shaking their heads and telling me to never book this place again. They said the room was filthy and the heat didn’t work so the front desk clerk sent up a small space heater. Soon after settling in and turning off the light, one of them felt something moving around on the bed cover. When he turned the light on they said there were cockroaches on the beds, the ceiling and floor – everywhere – they were streaming out of the broken wall heater.
“While they were given another (equally filthy) room, they weren’t able to get much rest. This truly is the motel from hell. Apparently it takes only a franchise fee to get a Rodeway sign.”