Haysville Legislator Says He Was Hit, Robbed

By: AP (Posted by Josh Mabry)
By: AP (Posted by Josh Mabry)

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ A Kansas lawmaker says he was injured and robbed while entering a hotel room in Topeka but security at the hotel is raising questions about his report.

The Wichita Eagle reports that Rep. Joe Edwards says the attack happened Tuesday night as he returned to his room after watching the State of the Union address.

But security staff at the Ramada Convention Center Downtown examined video footage and electronic key lock records. A report says they show no evidence of an assault as Edwards entered his room alone.

The 58-year-old was hospitalized Wednesday afternoon with a concussion. He said $260 in cash was missing from his wallet, although his credit cards remained.

Police continue to investigate.
Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com

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