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Angry Man Drives Pickup Truck Into Las Vegas Casino

Bizarre Incident Wednesday Results In Arrest, But No Injuries


A man driving a Ford F-150 drove through the front entrance of the Stratosphere Casino-Hotel on Wednesday night in Las Vegas.

The man entered the valet and then just veered right, crashing through the doors.

According to witnesses, the driver was probably not in a hurry to get to the casino’s 16-table poker room. Though, that would be a better reason than what we can ascertain at the moment about what was on the man’s mind.

From the Las Vegas Sun:

After crashing through the doors, the driver climbed out of his truck “like nothing happened,” as tourist Barbara Sailer, a college student visiting from Nitra, Slovakia, said. One witness said the driver exited the truck and “just started swinging,” scuffling briefly with a group of male hotel guests before being corralled by hotel security. Another witness, declining to be named, said, “He got out of that truck, and he was angry.”

The driver was taken away by police. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the incident.

The incident shouldn’t faze the casino, however. Just last month, the parent company of the Stratosphere announced that its second quarter revenue was $89.4 million, up 1.1 percent from the second quarter of last year. Sin City as a whole is continuing its winning streak.

The company said in a statement that the increase was driven by hotel and food and beverage revenue, Vegas Inc reported.



Mr. Honest
8 years ago

This guy is a complete moron. He will have to pay that bill which will be around 10g maybe more. It will follow him forever or until they garnish his wages. Do you know how many people have felt the same way as he after getting boat raced by a casino? Do you know how many have acted it out? Get control of yourself jerkoff.


8 years ago

Might be difficult. I think he committed suicide in jail.