Howard Johnson Inn, Beaumont

Louisiana resident Ivy Davis claims the manager of a Howard Johnson Inn threatened to shoot him when tried to check in last May.

Alleging he suffered emotional distress over the incident, Davis filed suit against IMH LLC, owner of the hotel chain, on April 4 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to his lawsuit, David arrived at a Howard Johnson on May 30, 2010, to claim his hotel room, when the manager on duty, Victor Brookshire, verbally assaulted him and threatened to shoot him.

"Defendants' manager ... intentionally ... threatened plaintiff with imminent bodily injury, which caused injury to plaintiff in the form of mental anguish and emotional distress," the suit states.

The suit does not state what prompted the manager to threaten Davis.

On top of mental anguish damages, Davis is seeking exemplary damages for the defendant's alleged gross negligence.

Beaumont attorney Kenneth Lewis of Bush Lewis represents him.

Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. E189-708

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