dave12038457
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April 30th, 2015 at 3:41:57 PM permalink
I was talking to a friend at work and he told me an interesting story about what happened to he and his wife in A.C. a few years ago...
Both he and his wife were playing the slots at "he thinks it was Bally's but isn't certain. Anyway he is playing a machine behind his wife.
She hit for $200 and runs around back to tell hubby. He cashes out and they walk back to her machine. It literally is right behind her machine.
A woman is sitting their playing the machine! He and his wife tell her that she left money on the machine. Woman says no you didn't all the money in the machine is mine. My friend tells his wife to get anyone with a Bally's uniform. The woman stops playing and gets on her cell phone. My friend can hear part of the conversation and sees the woman looking around. She is telling someone were she is. My friend waits and waits. Finally someone shows up.
They do something with the machine and ask my friends wife what time she started playing. Then they are looking at the records on the machine.
Then this thug looking character shows up and talks to the thief. Thug starts eye-balling my friend. Thief starts yelling it's her money and they are trying to steal it. A couple security people show up.
The casino worker asks the thief how much money she put into the machine and when. She says, "I don't remember." They told her that if need be they can look at the security cameras. But if they find that she didn't put any money into the machine, she could be charged with theft. She and thug leave.
My friend told me he will never visit A.C. again. He spent the rest of the night looking over his shoulder for the return of Thug.
DanMahoney
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April 30th, 2015 at 3:50:00 PM permalink
If I'm correct its currently not appropriate to use the term "thug" to describe someone especially one who did nothing wrong.
Greasyjohn
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April 30th, 2015 at 4:00:09 PM permalink
Quote: dave12038457

I was talking to a friend at work and he told me an interesting story about what happened to he and his wife in A.C. a few years ago...
Both he and his wife were playing the slots at "he thinks it was Bally's but isn't certain. Anyway he is playing a machine behind his wife.
She hit for $200 and runs around back to tell hubby. He cashes out and they walk back to her machine. It literally is right behind her machine.
A woman is sitting their playing the machine! He and his wife tell her that she left money on the machine. Woman says no you didn't all the money in the machine is mine. My friend tells his wife to get anyone with a Bally's uniform. The woman stops playing and gets on her cell phone. My friend can hear part of the conversation and sees the woman looking around. She is telling someone were she is. My friend waits and waits. Finally someone shows up.
They do something with the machine and ask my friends wife what time she started playing. Then they are looking at the records on the machine.
Then this thug looking character shows up and talks to the thief. Thug starts eye-balling my friend. Thief starts yelling it's her money and they are trying to steal it. A couple security people show up.
The casino worker asks the thief how much money she put into the machine and when. She says, "I don't remember." They told her that if need be they can look at the security cameras. But if they find that she didn't put any money into the machine, she could be charged with theft. She and thug leave.
My friend told me he will never visit A.C. again. He spent the rest of the night looking over his shoulder for the return of Thug.



I don't think the woman or her menacing friend who tried to claim your friends wife's winnings had it out for them personally. They just tried to get something for nothing.
jerrysnj
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April 30th, 2015 at 4:20:58 PM permalink
Lesson learned I hope. Never walk away from your slot machine I don't care where that machine may be. If the thief was smarter she would have cashed out and walked away.
Gandler
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April 30th, 2015 at 4:49:17 PM permalink
Quote: Greasyjohn

I don't think the woman or her menacing friend who tried to claim your friends wife's winnings had it out for them personally. They just tried to get something for nothing.



sounds pretty typical of AC. I don't play many slot machines but I routinely notice people loitering that look like they are waiting to take advantage of forgotten tickets or money in slot and video poker areas. Though to be fair I imagine its a problem in many casinos around the world and not just AC.

I notice some slot players keep their money and player cards in 2 or sometimes more machines and play all at once, and often not always next to each others, so they walk around the floor between the machines. This seems like a great way to get taken advantage of by a thief (not to mention a great way to drain money into slots even faster...).

A lot of naive slot players that feel safe leaving their money and cards unattended in machines and the slot areas also seem to attract people waiting to take advantage of less attentive players.

I'm glad Bally's security managed to take care of the situation, though it would have been ideal if theft charges were still filled since they did steal your friends money, even if security forced them to return it. I would hope that they were at least kicked off of the property and blacklisted.

Though I always find it funny when people argue with security when trying to steal money, do people not realize everything is recorded?
100xOdds
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April 30th, 2015 at 5:01:59 PM permalink
Quote: Gandler

A lot of naive slot players that feel safe leaving their money and cards unattended in machines and the slot areas also seem to attract people waiting to take advantage of less attentive players.

I'm glad Bally's security managed to take care of the situation, though it would have been ideal if theft charges were still filled since they did steal your friends money, even if security forced them to return it. I would hope that they were at least kicked off of the property and blacklisted.

Though I always find it funny when people argue with security when trying to steal money, do people not realize everything is recorded?



I play e-Craps.
I routinely leave $1000+ and my players card in the machine to use the bathroom about 25' away.
but in e-Craps, you cant cash out while you have a pass/come bet till it's resolved.

did the woman cash out of the slot machine? if not, then I don't think it can be called theft.
just like if you put a $100 necktie in your pocket while walking around the store. you're not committing a crime till you leave the store.

thugs aren't the smartest of people
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April 30th, 2015 at 5:08:25 PM permalink
Quote: 100xOdds

I play e-Craps.
I routinely leave $ (thousand+) and my players card in the machine to use the bathroom about 25' away.
but in e-Craps, you cant cash out while you have a pass/come bet till it's resolved.

did the woman cash out of the slot machine? if not, then I don't think it can be called theft.
just like if you put a $100 necktie in your pocket while walking around the store. you're not committing a crime till you leave the store.

thugs aren't the smartest of people



The necktie example would be a crime in at least one state that I know of. Massachusetts calls it asportation.
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Gandler
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April 30th, 2015 at 5:09:18 PM permalink
Quote: DanMahoney

If I'm correct its currently not appropriate to use the term "thug" to describe someone especially one who did nothing wrong.



How did hijacking an in use machine and attempting to take the money. And, then lying to security about it. How is that "doing nothing wrong"?

"Thug" is a very appropriate term especially since it sounds like they have a team and system so this is unlikely the first time they have done this.
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April 30th, 2015 at 5:17:44 PM permalink
Quote: 1BB

The necktie example would be a crime in at least one state that I know of. Massachusetts calls it asportation.



It is a crime in many states. Most states just call it intent to shoplift.
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April 30th, 2015 at 5:48:49 PM permalink
Quote: GWAE

It is a crime in many states. Most states just call it intent to shoplift.



Yup, it's intent in most states, I believe.
But hey, try it out and see..
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