May 4, 2006, 12:12 AM
I am not sure when this happened, there was a hotel worker beaten on the strip of Las Vegas. I think it was in the last two weeks.
There is a video circulating on this. I read that a gang of people did this after seeing a movie.
I would like to see the video as to what really happened there.
Anyone got a link to the footage?
May 4, 2006, 01:04 AM
They caught one of the guys who did it. Its only a partial video
May 4, 2006, 02:00 AM
Thanks for the link. Unbelievable!
I hope that they catch all of them.
May 4, 2006, 02:04 AM
If that was me:
( thats the 1911)
Now who wants to go 12 on 1 again?:fire:
May 4, 2006, 02:25 AM
That's definitely the video that makes you want to ditch the revolver for a double-stack autoloader
May 4, 2006, 03:30 AM
May 4, 2006, 01:15 PM
The same bunch were apparently involved in a number of other attacks including a convienence store and the Wall Mart a mile from my house.
Apr. 19, 2006
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CORRECTION, 4/20/06 -- A map published Wednesday regarding the locations of last weekend's string of attacks included incorrect times for the attacks at Woofter Family Park. Those attacks happened about 3 a.m. Sunday, Las Vegas police said. (Corrected map appears with this story).
CORRECTION, 4/25/06 -- A story and map in Wednesday's edition gave an incorrect location for the park at which a mob of young men robbed a couple and then shot a man. The correct location is Pioneer Park on Braswell Drive at Pioneer Way, southwest of Vegas Drive at Tenaya Way.
MGM attack suspect held
Police link rampage by 10 to 15 young men to five beatings, store pillaging, park shooting
By MIKE KALIL
MGM surveillance video led to arrest of 18-year-old
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Las Vegas police believe the 10 to 15 young men who pummeled an MGM Grand maintenance worker early Saturday were involved in at least five other attacks over the weekend.
The rampage included beatings of at least five people, the pillaging of a northwest valley convenience store and a shooting in a park.
Robbery investigators confirmed Tuesday that they arrested one teen in connection with the beating of the MGM employee.
In that case, the man's two-way radio and cell phone were stolen by his attackers. Police said robbery also was involved in five of the six other cases.
Surveillance video that captured the assault at the MGM led police to arrest 18-year-old Daryle Williams of Las Vegas on Monday, police said.
Williams remained jailed Tuesday night on charges of conspiracy to commit robbery and conspiracy to commit battery with substantial injury, according to Clark County Detention Center records.
Lt. Ted Snodgrass, commander of the robbery unit, said Tuesday that more arrests were imminent.
The group of men that police say Williams was running with began its spree with a robbery at 12:55 a.m. Saturday outside the Metropolitan Police Department's jurisdiction, police said.
Snodgrass refused to provide more information about the case, because it was initially handled by another department. It most likely occurred in North Las Vegas or Henderson.
About 90 minutes later, the band of thugs surfaced at the MGM, then committed another robbery a short distance from there about 30 minutes later, police said.
In the wee hours of Sunday, they committed a string of crimes around Tenaya Way at Vegas Drive.
Detectives connected the cases using video footage from three of the scenes and through the many similarities among them, including nearly uniform witness descriptions of the suspects -- black men in their late teens or early 20s -- and the unusually high number of assailants reported after each attack.
"We just don't get this many suspects at one time," Snodgrass said of the group, which numbers 10 to 15.
The case also stood out because of the brutality depicted in the MGM footage, showing the group swarming their target and taking turns landing blows on him.
"Just the level of violence," Snodgrass said, "it's as if one of them feeds off another."
Still, he added, there was no evidence so far that the attacks are gang-related.
The crimes the group is suspected of committing in the jurisdiction of Las Vegas police are:
• Robbing and beating the MGM Grand maintenance worker at 2:30 a.m. Saturday at the edge of a parking structure on the northeast side of the Strip property. The victim suffered a broken collarbone and jaw and was resting at home Tuesday, MGM officials said.
• Beating and robbing a tourist outside a nearby Travelodge about 3 a.m. Saturday. Police say the group of assailants, all in their late teens and early 20s, was headed to a party inside the motel. The beaten man refused medical treatment when authorities arrived, Snodgrass said.
• Plundering a Green Valley Grocery store at 2:29 a.m. Sunday at 7951 Vegas Drive and striking the clerk on duty there, a man in his late 30s. That incident was captured on video.
"They're just taking whatever they want," Snodgrass said of the footage, which shows the young men grabbing beer and running out of the store.
• Robbing and beating a couple at 2:59 a.m. at Woofter Family Park, at Tenaya Way and Vegas Drive, about one mile away from the convenience store.
"They met up with a couple of innocent bystanders," Snodgrass said.
• Shooting a man in the park at 3:04 a.m. Police did not release the victim's identity, but said Tuesday that he was in stable condition at University Medical Center.
The images of the MGM Grand attack captured widespread media attention Tuesday, including multiple airings on CNN.
Gordon Absher, a spokesman for the MGM Grand, said the property has not experienced anything similar to Saturday's attack in its 12-year history. Besides detailing the property's cooperation with police, he would not comment further.
Las Vegas police had been unusually tight-lipped about the incident.
At a news conference Monday, Capt. Dave O'Leary refused to release the location of the attack as "a good-faith gesture" to the business, O'Leary said.
The Review-Journal reported in Tuesday's edition that the attack apparently had taken place at the MGM Grand. Later Tuesday, O'Leary confirmed the MGM Grand was in fact the scene of the attack.
Lt. Ron Williams, who's running for sheriff against incumbent Bill Young in this November's election, questioned why the department appeared to be giving preferential treatment to a Strip resort by delaying the release of information that could put them in a negative light.
"It is puzzling to me why that information is being kept from the public," Williams said. "We don't keep that information from the media in other situations."
Also, police had yet to release an incident report on the case with details of what happened.
Sgt. Chris Jones, a police spokesman, said on Tuesday detectives hadn't completed the report. After it's completed, the document must then be entered into a police database, Jones said.
Jones could not give a time frame on when the document would be made public.
Las Vegas police also were hesitant to provide statistics about violence in Las Vegas' gaming corridor.
Tourist Safety Bureau Sgt. Wayne Holman on Tuesday wouldn't comment on which Strip properties had more crime than others.
"It wouldn't be right to comment," Holman said, echoing statements O'Leary had made Monday about how the MGM and other resorts work closely with police on a daily basis.
Holman said his bureau received between 150 to 250 calls from tourists per month on property crimes. Most of the suspects in those cases are Las Vegans.
Reached Tuesday evening, Young said the department initially erred in not releasing the location of the crime.
The sheriff said gaming properties receive no preferential treatment from police, but police do enjoy a good working relationship with security at Strip casinos.
Review-Journal writer Lawrence Mower contributed to this report.
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