Guest blames Orlando hotel's negligence for raccoon attack

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 14, 2017

ORLANDO — A Hillsborough County man is suing an Orlando hotel property, alleging negligence led to him being attacked by a wild raccoon.

ORLANDO — A Hillsborough County man is suing an Orlando hotel property, alleging negligence led to him being attacked by a wild raccoon.

Perry J. Naylor filed a complaint Sept. 5, in Orange County Circuit Court against Sierra Orlando Properties Ltd., doing business as Caribe Royale Resort Suites, alleging the hotel property failed to use ordinary care to maintain its premises in a safe condition.

According to the complaint, on April 22, Naylor was seated at the bar in the pool area of the Caribe Royale Resorts Suites in Orlando with a number of other hotel guests and patrons when he was suddenly attacked by a wild raccoon. 

As a result of the defendant's negligence, Naylor says he suffered bodily injuries, mental anguish, fear and uncertainty of contracting rabies, disfigurement, inconvenience, disability or physical impairment, and the expenses for medical care and rabies treatment. 

The plaintiff alleges Caribe Royale Resort Suites failed to warn him of the presence of raccoons on the property, failed to remove the raccoons and failed to provide effective rodent control services.

Naylor seeks trial by jury, past and future compensatory damages of more than $15,000 with interest, plus court costs and all further relief the court deems appropriate. He is represented by attorney Richard A. Harrison of in Tampa.

Orange County Circuit Court case number 17-C-8196

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