The hotel staff should be ashamed of themselves for not knowing who Biggie Smalls.
I don’t even blame Florida Man for scamming.
A conman checked into the trendy Mondrian Hotel under the alias “Biggie Smalls’’ — and stayed in one of its chic rooms for three months — before anyone picked up on the scheme, a new Manhattan lawsuit says.
Accused fraudster Clayton Jacobs, 48, of Florida allegedly racked up more than $47,000 in bills at the 189-room Park Avenue South hotel, where rooms start at $200 a night while the bar peddles $19 cocktails.
Using the name of the late rapper also known as Notorious B.I.G., Jacobs’ high-life came crashing down only when Amex started denying his credit-card charges after three months, the suit says.
A waitress told The Post on Sunday that she recalled seeing a “Biggie Smalls” on a list of hotel guests but didn’t make the connection to the late legendary rapper.
When she learned Jacobs allegedly scammed her employer, she was shocked.
“Oh my god, I had no idea,” she said. “How does someone get away with that?”
I guess the hotel staff was hypnotized.