The two women in this photo were “play fighting” in a room at the W Hotel Atlanta – Midtown. Somehow, their play fighting put them both through a thick hotel window.
The girl on the left, LaShawnna Threatt, was celebrating her 30th birthday. She died in the fall. Her friend Cierra Williams, is in the hospital in critical condition.
Atlanta Police Department spokesman Carlos Campos said witnesses at the 14th Street hotel told officers that Threatt and the other woman crashed through the window at around 3:15 a.m.
As the women fell, they hit another structure — an area that had a slanted sunroof. Threatt remained there.
The other woman — identified by friends as Ciara Williams — rolled off the ledge and fell the remaining 20 feet unto the patio, police said. She is at Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition.
“It appears that there was no malicious act, no foul play, they were just wrestling with each other, they hit the window, the window broke, and they fell out,” said Atlanta Police Lt. Paul Guerrucci.
Something sounds so fishy about this story. But the friends maintain nothing crazy was going on.
“LaShawna is a mess, a silly goofball. She likes to playfight and tickle you. They had just gotten in the hotel and were having a good time,” Chonvill said. “My friends who were there, said it was so random. They literally just fell out the window. They are two small girls and I am trying to figure out how the hell, two small girls could break a window like that.”
In a statement issued Saturday morning hotel manager Michael O’Donohue, said further information about the accident and investigation would have to come from police.
“The incident at the W Atlanta early Saturday is very tragic and our thoughts and prayers are with the woman who was injured and the family and friends of the woman who died in the fall,” O’Donohue said. “There is a police investigation underway and all information must come from the authorities.”
Yeah, we’re pretty sure the W’s legal department is working overtime right now to cover their a**es.