But there’s a twist — because it seems the contractor had indeed been paid in full. He just hadn’t logged into his bank account before unleashing his wrath on the Travelodge site. Coworkers of John’s claimed a banking glitch led to their Friday wages not being paid until Monday, which they tried to explain through muffled screams while the damage was being done to the hotel.

Triton Construction, the main contractor to the site, said there was no structural damage done to the site. According to an interview with Liverpool’s Echo, the managing director of Triton explained, “The laborer took it upon himself to drive a small mini-excavator through the entrance screen of the hotel and subsequently caused damage to finishes within the reception. The laborer then ran from the scene and to our knowledge is being pursued by the police.”

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