WEST WENDOVER, Nev. — (KUTV) – A woman’s lucky streak at a Wendover, Nev. casino ended when her cash winnings were ripped from her hands in a parking lot early Monday morning.
Police say they have now recovered most of the woman’s $10,000 jackpot after she was robbed outside the Montego Bay Casino in West Wendover, Nev. around 12:00 a.m.
As the victim went to her car, court documents allege Tad Marshall, 33, of Bountiful, approached her and stole her purse which had the cash winnings inside.
“Marshall ran out from a behind the vehicle parked next to her's, grabbed her purse and ran,” a probable cause statement says.
Police quickly contacted Montego Bay security, which was able to help them identify Marshall.
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Police found Marshall in a Wendover, Utah motel parking lot and asked him if he had taken the money.
Court documents say Marshall told officers “it’s in the car under the driver seat.” Police say they found the cash where Marshall told them it was located.
While the casino is located in West Wendover, Nev., the area of the parking lot where the theft occurred is located across the state line in Wendover, Utah.
Wendover authorities arrested Marshall and booked him into the Tooele County jail on charges of felony theft and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police did not say if they believe Marshall saw the woman hit the jackpot in the casino prior to the robbery.