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Why police arrested this man after he complained about cleanliness of his Williamsburg motel room

Posted at 10:22 AM, Jan 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-21 10:23:42-05

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- A Williamsburg man was arrested and taken to jail following an incident that started with a complaint about his motel room. Christopher Todd Jackson, 50, was charged with two counts of assault on a police officer and trespassing, according to WTKR.com.

Christopher Todd Jackson (PHOTO: Williamsburg Police)

Christopher Todd Jackson (PHOTO: Williamsburg Police)

Police initially responded to the Motel 6 on Richmond Road in Williamsburg at about 11:30 Saturday morning after Jackson called to complain about the state of his motel room.

"Everyday he's complaining. Police are out here every day," one motel worker said. "He is cursing everyone out, like a dog, and holding that knife in his lap Threatening people."

When officers arrived, they said Jackson got verbally belligerent with motel staff and was asked by motel management to leave the property.

When police officers returned later Saturday afternoon to see if Jackson was gone, they found he had locked him self inside the room.

One officer climbed through a window to get Jackson out.

Police said when they tried to take Jackson into custody for trespassing, he pulled out a knife and appeared ready to throw it at officers.

Police then Tased Jackson, made the arrest and took him to the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail.