David Patrick Neal: Nashville Hilton manager arrested after he was caught sucking on male guest's toes

David Patrick Neal: Nashville Hilton manager arrested after he was caught sucking on male guest's toes
David Patrick Neal was charged with aggravated burglary and assault and arrested for sucking guest's toes (Metro Nashville Police Department, Screenshot/WKRN News)

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE: David Patrick Neal, a 52-year-old manager of a downtown Nashville Hilton Hotel, was arrested after being caught sucking on the toes of a business traveler who was spending the night in the hotel. According to court documents, the guest, who has now been identified as Peter Brennan, woke up to see the manager fulfilling his foot fetish around 5 am on March 30.

The incident left Brennan shocked, who screamed before calling the cops. The guest said he immediately recognized Neal after waking up as the manager had visited his room the previous night to fix the television set, WKRN reports. Brennan later sued Neal for sexual assault. The manager claimed that he used a cloned key to enter the room after smelling smoke. However, police noted that he did not report the smell to anybody else at the time.


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Who is David Patrick Neal?

Neal is a 52-year-old man who served as the manager of the Nashville Hilton Hotel before being charged with aggravated burglary and assault for sucking on the toes of a guest. The manager reportedly has a lengthy rap sheet. He was charged with second-degree manslaughter for fatally shooting his roommate during a fight in 1996.


Neal said he shot his roommate in self-defense but a jury declared that he was guilty of voluntary manslaughter. Following his recent arrest over the hotel incident, Neal failed to post $27,000 bail and was held by authorities.

‘I was just so, so shocked’

Brennan, who served in Air Force as a lieutenant and was a former intelligence officer, told WKRN that he was horrified by the incident and it completely disrupted his sense of security. “All my life you just have that sense of security, and that sense of peace, right? It's not like you're camping and you have to kind of keep one eye open,” he said.


“You have that security that's yours, and when you close your eyes, you feel like you're safe and you're protected and it was a complete violation,” Brennan added. “I was just so, so shocked. It was, ‘Who are you? Why are you in my room?’ It was almost like a dream, a sort of nightmare. It just didn't make sense. Why is this person touching me?” he shared. “He was talking to me but not giving me any substantive answers,” Brennan revealed.

The victim also said he had trouble falling asleep after the incident. “I'm having problems sleeping - going through some PTSD and talking to a therapist,” he explained. Brennan also shared that he complained about Neal to Hilton’s security but they allegedly “did not appear to take his complaint seriously.” He then contacted the local police before cutting his business trip short and returning home to Texas with an unsafe and vulnerable feeling.


Hilton hired a person with criminal history

Brennan’s attorney, Michael Fisher, told WKRN he was extremely disappointed to learn that Hilton hired a person with a criminal history like Neal in a job that would provide him unsolicited access to guests’ rooms. “Multiple charges of forgery, drinking and driving, a manslaughter conviction as well, which served prison time,” Fisher said in a statement.

“When Hilton hired this person, they had to have known,” he added. “They have to do background checks to know, and the fact that they would put somebody like that in a position where they have the ability to clone keys, have the ability to get into a guest's room,” Brennan noted.

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