Giveaway or Bait-and-Switch? Thieves Steal Duffle Bag From Casino But Find Less Than One Percent of Advertised Loot

Now here is an interesting case of false advertising. Barona Casino in Lakeside, California claimed to have a duffel bag filled with $250,000 as part of a promotion. Four men were so enthralled by the promotion of a giveaway that they entered the casino, shot open the display with an AK-47, and wrapped a chain around the display and yanked it out. They ultimately found, however, that it was less of a giveaway than a bait-and-switch. The bag did not contain $250,000 as advertised by a mere $2,000.


Some 22 AK-47 shell casings were found at the scene and a sports utility vehicle was left abandoned nearby.

It is getting to the point that a hard working thief cannot trust anyone.

Source: 10 News as first seen on Reddit.

7 thoughts on “Giveaway or Bait-and-Switch? Thieves Steal Duffle Bag From Casino But Find Less Than One Percent of Advertised Loot

  1. Lee, if someone is shot is a bank hold up is the bank liable? I can’t imagine a suit would be successful but everyone is free to try.

  2. Frankly —

    Pretty much agree, but banks take security precautions to reduce the risk. Did the casino create a dangerous situation? Did it take appropriate security measures?

  3. Well….what more can be said…stupid….I guess its safer to rob a bank….That’s where they keep the money…

  4. Since it is CA, they will probably sue the casino for false advertizing when and if they are caught. They will probably win too.

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