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Hotel Guest Arrested at Pool

(La Porte County, IN) - A man was barely awake and fully clothed but managed to survive his rocky dip in a motel swimming pool in La Porte County this morning.  He can thank police officers for pulling him out of the water before something tragic, perhaps, could have happened.


Rodrigo Coxcahua, 23, is charged with Public Intoxication and Disorderly Conduct.


According to La Porte County Police, officers about 2:30 a.m. were called to Quality Inn near Interstate 94 outside the corporate boundaries of Michigan City.  A call from the hotel indicated Coxcahua was a guest at the hotel who refused to get out of the swimming pool, which was closed.  He was also reported as belligerent and threw a chair into the water.


Police said officers found him holding onto the steps of the pool for support and wearing jeans, a shirt and boots.  Officers also described him as “barely conscious.”  The officers lifted him out of the pool.


He was being held in the La Porte County Jail on $255 bond. A record at the jail for Coxcahua contained no listed address.

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