Vegas Man Beaten And Charged With Attempted Murder In Male Dancer Costume Robbery
A man who tried to make off with a suitcase full of costumes and props used by the all-male revue Thunder From Down Under fired a shot at the head of one cast member before being subdued and left with a black eye, police said Wednesday.
The thief pulled a .44-caliber Magnum handgun before another cast member jostled his hand, police said in an arrest report that provided a dramatic account of the behind-the-scenes fight Tuesday evening at the Excalibur Hotel and Casino.
The bullet struck a wall, the gun fell to the floor, and six well-muscled members of the Australia-based group held the man until security arrived, the report said.
The suspect, who appears to be in his 20s, identified himself, but police suspect he provided a fake name. He suffered unspecified injuries and was hospitalized before being booked as “John Doe” into the Clark County jail.
A jailhouse booking photo shows a black eye and facial bruises from the backstage scuffle.
“The suspect definitely got the worst of it,” Las Vegas police Officer Laura Meltzer said.
The suspect was awaiting an initial court appearance on felony attempted murder, armed robbery and burglary with a weapon charges that could get him decades in state prison if he is convicted. It wasn’t immediately clear if he had a lawyer.
Looks like the gyrating goons in the “Thunder From Down Under” crew don’t fawk around when it comes to their male g-strings.
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