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Decorated War Veteran Slams Poker's Dan Bilzerian For Running Away From Vegas Massacre Scene

Bilzerian Says He 'Just Wanted To Do The Right Thing'


A United States Medal of Honor recipient and member of former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s family has publicly called out high-stakes poker player and controversial Instagram king Dan Bilzerian.

Bilzerian was one of the more than 20,000 people at the scene of Sunday night’s massacre on the Las Vegas Strip, and he posted a short video of him fleeing the scene after apparently witnessing the death of a woman near him. Fifty nine people lost their lives.

The video has caught the attention of Dakota Meyer, husband to Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol.

“This is why children shouldn’t classify heroes by their followers or their photos,” Meyer wrote on Instagram. “@danbilzerian this is what kills me about people like you. Always playing ‘operator dress-up’ and so so tough when the cameras are on. A woman just got shot in the head and you are running away filming, that’s not what operators do. Please stop trying to be someone you’re not. People are dying, you’re running away not helping them and pretending it’s worthy of a video is disgusting.”

Perhaps unbeknownst to Meyer, reported that Bilzerian returned to the scene later with a weapon but by then police already had the scene under control. He reportedly had taken an injured woman to the hospital as he was leaving.

“I don’t think it was heroic at all,” Bilzerian said. “I just wanted to do the right thing.”

Bilzerian, who posts photos of his weapons collection to his social media accounts, nearly completed Navy Seal training years ago but he didn’t finish.

Here’s another video of Bilzerian at the scene.



over 5 years ago

He was unarmed at a concert. Not much an operator can do without his tools of the trade. His first thought was go get my weapons asap,no time to play dr especially if you're not a medic. I guess he could've stayed their to console and risk getting killed too but what good would that have done. He would've just been another person on the victim count. I hate to say it but at that point of the shooting it's every man for himself, then once you got an idea of where and what's going on then you can help,just like he did. He took a woman to the hospital afterwards. I'd say he did the best he could. Filming it,well everybody had video of it,that's just the day and age we live in. If he was the only one recording it then I'd agree but this day and age it's normal to see everything happening caught on video. It's a way of life now.