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Man loses his shorts at Stateline casino

William Ferchland

A drunken man was found wearing only a shirt in the bathroom of Lakeside Inn & Casino after $3,000 was taken from him by an unidentified man, a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy said.

The victim, a 40-year-old, self-employed electrical engineer from Applegate, told deputies he left the casino early June 25 and was headed to Harrah’s Lake Tahoe but became disoriented.

He was approached by a person described as a clean-cut, white male, 6-feet tall and weighing 180 pounds. The suspect grabbed the man’s shorts and pulled them down which caused the man to fall, the deputy said.

The robber fled with the shorts which contained the man’s wallet. Don Casperry, security supervisor, gave the man pants to wear. During a search of the area, the man’s sandals, ball cap and boxers were found.

The man had cuts to his head and buttocks but refused medical treatment.

If anyone has any information on this case, contact Secret Witness at (775) 586-7295.

In other news:

— Reports of a strong marijuana odor from a room on the 800 level at Harveys Resort Casino led to three citations and the confiscation of nearly an ounce of pot on June 21, a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy said.

Casino security alerted deputies to the room. While approaching the door, two males exited the room and left the door open, the deputy said.

In the report, the deputy stated the “smell of marijuana became almost unbearable.”

One male, a 22-year-old from El Dorado Hills, said their medical marijuana identification cards were in the car. The deputy replied that in Nevada, possession of marijuana was a misdemeanor.

— A man returning from work to his apartment on the 130 block of Kahle Drive reported seeing a knife-wielding man enraged by his girlfriend, a Douglas County sheriff’s deputy said.

The knife holder asked the man for the use of his phone so he could call his girlfriend, who he suspected was cheating on him, the deputy said.

Upon the news he couldn’t use a phone, the man pulled a 12-inch knife from his sweatshirt and stated he would chop somebody’s head off if he was right about his girlfriend, the deputy said.

Authorities searched the area but found nothing.

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