BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- Talk about a slippery suspect.
A man is accused of applying Vaseline petroleum jelly to every surface in his room at a Motel Six near Binghamton, New York.
After Roger Chamberlain checked out last week, the cleaning crew discovered mattresses and bedding were slathered with the slippery stuff. Vaseline covered the TV set, furniture, carpeting and towels -- and everything else in the room.
Police found 14 empty Vaseline containers and numerous pornographic magazines in the room's trash can.
Damage to the motel room and its contents was estimated at over $1,000.
A sheriff's deputy found the Virginia man a short time later at another motel. The deputy said the man was "smeared from head to foot with Vaseline."
Chamberlain was sent to jail after being charged with felony criminal mischief.
The motel manager says the room still can't be used.
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