Motel roof collapse controversy grows


OKLAHOMA CITY — Controversy continues three weeks after a motel roof collapse at the Meridian Extended Stay in Southwest Oklahoma City. Pictures are proof that the motel’s roof fell on several cars, breaking windows, denting, scratching paint.

With more than $2,000 worth of damage, Darryl McCall says his small truck is now totaled. He says the motel first denied any responsibility.

Later, came word that the motel’s insurance company, Pro Point, would pay. When McCall sent pictures of the damage to Pro-Point and talked with an agent, he says things went south.

“She said, ‘Well, I can’t do nothing about it.’ and then just hung up on me,” said McCall.

Another victim, Kimberly Williams, says three weeks ago the motel’s property adjuster, Leonard Lipps, promised help after NewsChannel 4 reported on the collapse.

“He didn’t have to call us back after you called him and tell us he was going to take care of it,” said Williams.

So, this week, we called Lipps and asked him if his promise was still good.

He said, “No comment.”

A call to Pro Point Insurance Agent Beth Levine was similar.

“I don’t have to comment to you with respect to the policy and our investigation and our plan of action,” said Levine.

At the motel, news crews spoke with the owner by phone. He says he thought his insurance was going to pay for the damage the roof caused.

Victims say they’re tired of the back and forth.

“I’m hurt. I didn’t think a company like this would do us like this. I mean, we stayed in their hotel, and their property fell on us, and it’s not our fault,” said McCall.

We will check back for updates.


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