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acheapwaytogo
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May 7th, 2014 at 4:34:39 AM permalink
I was just in Vegas and had an experience that was so bad that I found this forum to seek random advice.

This is what happened...

I went to lunch in the casino next to the one I was staying in. On the way back from lunch I was on one of the escalators that move flat across the corridors between the casinos.

I put my hand on the\rubber rail and right when I did this, the whole rubber rail popped off and striking me in the face and head, leaving black marks all over my hand and face. So I blow it off, go wash up in the restroom and continue on my way. I go check out of my room check my bags in and go gamble for a little while longer before my flight out.

Roughly 2 hours go by and security walks up to me and says they need to ask me a few questions, but won't say what its in regards to. They walk me all the way back through the hallways behind the gaming floor and sit me in a detainment room. Im still lost on whats going on at this point. After a little while I finally put things together and realize the only thing it could be about is the incident with the escalator and they just want to make sure I'm not injured.

Wow was I wrong! They brought me back there to hold on to me because the other casino said I broke the escalator... I WAS SHOCKED and scared at the same time. considering I have never in my life had a run in with the law, or been in trouble in any sort of way.

So about 2 hours pass by. In the mean time I keep telling them that my shuttle for my plane leaves in 1 hour. They totally disregarded this and I missed my flight out.
Finally the security from the other casino has the metro police show up to question me. They said it was ridiculous as soon as the seen the security footage. (But wanted to joke around and act like I was in trouble at first) Which I did not find funny at all!

So I miss my flight, Get hit in the head/face, Get Detained, Get completely humiliated by this, and had to pay a whole lot more for my plane ticket because the airlines wouldn't refund me..

WHAT SHOULD MY NEXT STEP BE????
onenickelmiracle
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May 7th, 2014 at 4:59:17 AM permalink
You're probably screwed unfortunately. :(

Unfortunately you probably could have blew them off, but because you didn't you probably gave them a free pass. To my knowledge, if they suspect you of a crime they can detain you once you agree to go with them. The fact they suspect you because they're pretending to be stupid I don't think matters. They probably call the police to cover their tail since you didn't falsely admit you were guilty. I bet it would be hard to prove they didn't let you leave most likely because they misled you to only believe they said you couldn't.

I bet you're going to have to eat it but I might be wrong and be corrected.
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FleaStiff
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May 7th, 2014 at 5:03:59 AM permalink
Bob Nesserian.... top notch (and expensive) lawyer

WHY did you go with security?
WHY did you stay there?
Why didn't you get up and walk out to the shuttle?
Did you think this was lawful?
Did you think you were under arrest?

Feel free to name the casinos.... they can use the adverse publicity! They will have alot of that when Nesserian gets through with them.

First thing Nesserrian will do is get the video AND audio tape from the security office. Yes, the security office is bugged.
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May 7th, 2014 at 5:08:19 AM permalink
Quote: acheapwaytogo

I was just in Vegas and had an experience that was so bad that I found this forum to seek random advice.

This is what happened...

I went to lunch in the casino next to the one I was staying in. On the way back from lunch I was on one of the escalators that move flat across the corridors between the casinos.

I put my hand on the\rubber rail and right when I did this, the whole rubber rail popped off and striking me in the face and head, leaving black marks all over my hand and face. So I blow it off, go wash up in the restroom and continue on my way. I go check out of my room check my bags in and go gamble for a little while longer before my flight out.

Roughly 2 hours go by and security walks up to me and says they need to ask me a few questions, but won't say what its in regards to. They walk me all the way back through the hallways behind the gaming floor and sit me in a detainment room. Im still lost on whats going on at this point. After a little while I finally put things together and realize the only thing it could be about is the incident with the escalator and they just want to make sure I'm not injured.

Wow was I wrong! They brought me back there to hold on to me because the other casino said I broke the escalator... I WAS SHOCKED and scared at the same time. considering I have never in my life had a run in with the law, or been in trouble in any sort of way.

So about 2 hours pass by. In the mean time I keep telling them that my shuttle for my plane leaves in 1 hour. They totally disregarded this and I missed my flight out.
Finally the security from the other casino has the metro police show up to question me. They said it was ridiculous as soon as the seen the security footage. (But wanted to joke around and act like I was in trouble at first) Which I did not find funny at all!

So I miss my flight, Get hit in the head/face, Get Detained, Get completely humiliated by this, and had to pay a whole lot more for my plane ticket because the airlines wouldn't refund me..

WHAT SHOULD MY NEXT STEP BE????



Before the jokes start coming, I must say that I'm having difficulty picturing an escalator rail doing this just from being used properly. That doesn't mean it didn't happen but is that the whole story?

Your next step will depend on what you want out of it. Do you want reimbursement? Punitive damages? You can go from anything to requesting a free room to a lawsuit for false arrest. Talk to a lawyer if that's the case. Someone will post Bob N's information so stay tuned to this thread.
Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth. - Mahatma Ghandi
acheapwaytogo
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May 7th, 2014 at 5:12:02 AM permalink
Yea completely true. All I did was touch it. No horse playing or anything like that
acheapwaytogo
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May 7th, 2014 at 5:16:30 AM permalink
They said I had to come with them.

I tried over and over to let them know I had to go and I felt like they couldn't do this

They wouldn't let me walk out.

I felt like it was completely against my rights and not right yea

They wouldn't tell me what was going to happen.


I won't put the names of the places as of yet, and yes I seen it said audio and video surveillance .
Greasyjohn
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May 7th, 2014 at 5:17:40 AM permalink
Quote: acheapwaytogo

I was just in Vegas and had an experience that was so bad that I found this forum to seek random advice.

This is what happened...

I went to lunch in the casino next to the one I was staying in. On the way back from lunch I was on one of the escalators that move flat across the corridors between the casinos.

I put my hand on the\rubber rail and right when I did this, the whole rubber rail popped off and striking me in the face and head, leaving black marks all over my hand and face. So I blow it off, go wash up in the restroom and continue on my way. I go check out of my room check my bags in and go gamble for a little while longer before my flight out.

Roughly 2 hours go by and security walks up to me and says they need to ask me a few questions, but won't say what its in regards to. They walk me all the way back through the hallways behind the gaming floor and sit me in a detainment room. Im still lost on whats going on at this point. After a little while I finally put things together and realize the only thing it could be about is the incident with the escalator and they just want to make sure I'm not injured.

Wow was I wrong! They brought me back there to hold on to me because the other casino said I broke the escalator... I WAS SHOCKED and scared at the same time. considering I have never in my life had a run in with the law, or been in trouble in any sort of way.

So about 2 hours pass by. In the mean time I keep telling them that my shuttle for my plane leaves in 1 hour. They totally disregarded this and I missed my flight out.
Finally the security from the other casino has the metro police show up to question me. They said it was ridiculous as soon as the seen the security footage. (But wanted to joke around and act like I was in trouble at first) Which I did not find funny at all!

So I miss my flight, Get hit in the head/face, Get Detained, Get completely humiliated by this, and had to pay a whole lot more for my plane ticket because the airlines wouldn't refund me..

WHAT SHOULD MY NEXT STEP BE????



I dislike the idea of suing. I find it almost impossible to believe that they would detain you unless the "people mover" video looked suspicious. I think what would be fair, assuming the video clears you, is a full RFB comp in the future (or $500 right now). But if the video clears you it is just baffling that they would detain you. I don't mean to question you--the story is just so weird. If you feel strongly about it contact attorney Bob Nersesian in LV. He's pretty busy and might refer you elsewhere, but he's the man. Edit: (Wow, when I started to write this there wasn't one response yet.)
acheapwaytogo
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May 7th, 2014 at 5:21:26 AM permalink
Because they did this they put us up in a free room for that night and food credits.
This is how I know they were fully in the wrong
onenickelmiracle
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May 7th, 2014 at 5:38:48 AM permalink
Are you a man or a woman? Just wondering.

I found it interesting you say the casino which accused you wasn't the casino which detained you.

Just have to share. When my brother and I were at Sears as kids about 7 and 9, he shoved his foot into the escalator breaking it and he got away with it and they knew he did it.
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acheapwaytogo
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May 7th, 2014 at 5:41:07 AM permalink
A woman

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