Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels' started by Orphan, Jul 8, 2015.
Wow. That took big cajones or lots of liquid courage. Where the heck was security? I'm surprised that the stone wasn't more carefully secured. Weird.
I'm just picturing the guy who took it waking up this morning wondering why the hell he has a large rock on his desk. Lol.
Gotta be gone for cleaning or something.
Is Royal Flusher accounted for?
I'm friends with a bartender their and on his FB page, one of his friends said the guy brought it back about 1 A.M and was then trespassed. Still waiting to know for sure if that is true or not though.
Now we all know what Royal Flusher looks like!
So they recovered it this morning.
Derek likes to use Periscope so pretty interesting. Apparently it was a guy that had been playing Sigma Derby for 17 minutes. He got up, walked over and took it. After drinking a bunch of tequila, the guy thought it would be a good idea to take it..he'd also had a string of luck down Fremont earlier is what he said.
Anyways, after his friends were texting him this morning to tell him his picture was all over the place, he showed up at the D with it in a backpack.
Some people just can't handle Vegas.
You can view the security report here:
Hey Mike, Google isn't being my friend today. What does that mean, what is Periscope?
Periscope is an app that Twitter owns. It's basically a video streaming service where people live stream whatever they want to really. Derek is on there at least a few times a week..does tours of the casino, traveling around in the limo to different things, hanging out at the longbar etc. It's pretty entertaining.
So while they're showing the video, you can send questions (if they don't limit it) and the person doing the video can answer them real time.
Edit : By the way, I can't believe it took them 6 hours to notice it was missing. When Derek did the Periscope this afternoon that the guy had returned it, he mentioned they're going to have a guard there now and they'll also figure out some way to secure it. It's supposed to be out again very soon. I'm in Vegas next week..I might go by and check it out.
It's back! And a little harder to steal now.
Thanks for the explanation. Sounds interesting.
I was surprised as well that it took that long to notice it missing. Also surprised that no one questioned him when he was leaving the casino carrying a boulder.
Oh well, Derek got some good advertising out of it!
Yeah, he was pretty choked up about it last night when he was on periscope. Offered a very nice reward up. He was saying it's the one last thing from Fitzgeralds that they have(our the most sentimental I suppose)
That guy's way too old to be pullin' that crap, grow-up dude... he even looks like a dick.
From the LV Sun (Stevens is a class guy):
The man went to the D today and told a security guard that he took the stone and had been trying to figure out a way to return it, Stevens said.
"This is one of those Vegas stories where people go out, they have a lot of fun and every once in a while they decide to do something crazy," he said.
The hotel notified Metro but did not file a formal complaint, he said.
The stone was put on display today for people to take pictures, but a different fastening system will be designed to keep it in place from now on, Stevens said.
The hotel doesn't intend to pursue any legal action against the man, who apologized and seemed remorseful, Stevens said.
"He gets a Vegas pass," he said.
I was looking at some old pictures and never realized it was just sitting there. Looking at Orphan's picture posted above it seems they've screwed the base down and tightened the claws around it.
Here's what it used to look like
But they installed it upside down with the dirty side up. Yuck!
Should they employ full time guards to watch over it? You know, like the ones watching over the Popeye statue.....
They could have totally milked this by not putting it back out right away. Missed opportunity.
BLARNEY STONE WATCH DAY 184
I agree. Start moving it around various locations so that people would have to seek it out, and have one of the dancing dealers dressed as a slutty secret service agent guard it.
I wonder if the flip side is luckier?
Am I the only one who thought this was a classic Derek Stevens publicity stunt when it first happened?
Derek insists that it wasn't - and with the security report everything looks legit, but it's weird how he manages to get his name in the newspaper on a regular basis.
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