posted on Jun, 21 2013 @ 03:00 PM
Now this goes in the "That's just *WRONG*
' drawer of the filing cabinet. Where else can it go? It's just...so...wrong!
FRESNO, Calif. (CN) - A casino manager and security guards beat up a man and stole back the $18,000 he won fair and square playing cards, the man
claims in court.
Armando Rios sued Clovis 500 Club, its manager Louis G. Sarrantos, Code 3 Corp. Security and its employees Andrew Kinkaid and Robert Musso, in
Now this guy is sitting there having a real moment of quality time with Lady Luck and we know he didn't do anything provably wrong because at the end
of the story, this had to be admitted to the Clovis Police who came and initially arrested Mr Rios. He just won very large at cards and someone
decided they didn't like that, it would seem. The manager, in this case. What happens next is a scene out of a bad movie.
"At that time, Kincaid and Musso, along with Sarrantos, approached a table where Rios was playing cards. Chip trays containing Rios's winnings
were on the playing table, in front of Rios," the complaint states.
It continues: "Sarrantos grabbed the chip trays from Rios's proximity. Rios held on to the trays and prevented Sarrantos from taking the trays
He lost what he couldn't grab outright and before realizing what was being done to him, as I sure would have as well. I mean, I'd be on top of the
world to be sitting with $18,000 in winnings on the table. That's not a real common thing, even in Vegas where it's not rare to see many thousands
dropped on a single hand. Apparently, this Casino manager didn't care for a winner though. Mr Rios then rose with his remaining chips to make for the
cash cage, apparently still not fully understanding the gravity of his position.
"At that time Kincaid and Musso assaulted Rios by hitting him and the chip trays, causing the chips to scatter on the casino floor.
"Rios was never compensated for the value of the chips.
I wonder how much of that lost money was HIS which he walked in with? I doubt he started with $100 to end up there.
It goes on to state that when police questioned security who did the physical damage to this man, they admitted they had seen nothing done wrong. They
did everything on the orders of the Casino manager and his word alone.
I'm wondering why this is only in civil court and the sorry excuse for a manager didn't end up in criminal court on a number of low class felony
charges? $18k is high level charges by dollar amount alone. It ought to be an interesting one to see play out and I hope the source updates as it
winds up. I'll bring that back if I can catch it.
* For clarification, this is a community just north of Fresno, not Clovis, New Mexico for those who may know both places and make the wrong mental
connection, as I started to when I saw the headline.