Armed robber stopped by strippers at Las Vegas casinoBy Mason White 4:39 PM March 23, 2014
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By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) An armed robber was in for a nasty surprise when he decided to hold up a Las Vegas casino, police in Nevada said.
Las Vegas Police said that the suspect tried to steal costumes when the male strippers detained him until police arrived.
The would-be robber was armed with a .44 Magnum pistol and pointed the gun at the head of a dancer. A booking photo released by the police showed how the man suffered a black eye and bruises on his face.
After his arrest, the man was transferred to a local hospital for treatment. Witnesses told police that they saw the man walking down the Excalibur Hotel and Casino on Tuesday, before the show wearing a Swat team hat, fireman’s shirt and police style boots. When the suspect pulled out his gun, a cast member managed to push his hand.
The gun fired and the bullet hit a wall. The man, who is believed to be in his 20s, is now in custody after being charged with felony attempted murder, armed robbery and robbery with a weapon.
He could face decades in prison if convicted.