MIAMI (CN) – Adewale Ogunleye, an NFL free agent who has played for the Bears and Dolphins, sued his Miami Beach condo, claiming he came home one night to find the head housekeeper eating his cake and using his bathroom, apparently after sleeping in his bed.
Ogunleye, a defensive end, sued Morgans Hotel Group Management dba Mondrian South Beach, and its employee Daniel Anaya.
Ogunleye says he got home early one morning around 3:30 a.m. to find “the silhouette of a large male behind the glass bathroom door. It appeared that the individual was bracing the door so it could not be opened.”
Backing up and preparing to bolt, Ogunleye says, he asked the intruder who he was.
“The intruder responded, ‘Roberto, head of housekeeping.'”
Ogunleye says he no longer felt safe at the condo, and told the front desk and the night manager so.
“The intruder/trespasser was, in fact, an employee of the Mondrian South Beach that had been making use of Ogunleye’s condominium for some time without being discovered by his employer. That particular evening, the intruder/trespasser had been eating a piece of cake in Ogunleye’s condominium, had his phone charger plugged in, and it appeared to Ogunleye, that he had been napping on the bed.
“The reason that this egregious – and potentially deadly – misconduct was never discovered was because the Mondrian South Beach did not have any procedures or policies in place to protect Ogunleye from this type of misconduct,” Ogunleye says.
Ogunleye, whose primary home is in Fort Lauderdale/Broward County, uses his South Beach condo only occasionally.
He seeks compensatory and punitive damages for trespass, privacy invasion, negligence, and negligent supervision.
Ogunleye is represented by Marin Simkovic.
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