Troopers: Fist Flies in Casino, Slot Machine Damaged

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Troopers: Fist Flies in Casino, Slot Machine Damaged
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KING OF PRUSSIA PA – Ouch! That had to hurt.

A 75-year-old North Wales man was arrested after he let his temper get the better of him, Pennsylvania State Police said Monday (May 15, 2023). He damaged equipment at the Valley Forge Casino Resort, they reported, when he punched a slot machine.

Troopers from the Skippack Barracks, on duty at the casino for the state Bureau of Gaming Enforcement, took the man into custody. He was spotted on the floor of the casino, 1160 First Ave., hitting the device “with a closed fist.” The incident occurred May 6 (Saturday) at 2:30 p.m.

They did not indicate if he was injured or required medical attention, but noted the machine was in some way broken. They also did not offer a reason behind the blow.

The man was cited for criminal mischief resulting in property damage.

A casino patron who was not identified by name or hometown was cited May 7 (Sunday) at 11:30 p.m. for disorderly conduct, troopers reported, after he refused a request by casino security personnel to leave the building.

Security representatives told troopers the patron “became hostile, belligerent, and used obscenities” toward casino staff members.

A 28-year-old Philadelphia man not identified by name faced a charge of theft of lost or mislaid property, troopers said, after he picked up cash lying on the casino floor but failed to turn it in to casino officials.

Casino security personnel told troopers that one of their officers had dropped $250 in bills on the gaming floor. Their review of surveillance camera footage showed the suspect picked up the cash about four minutes later.

Troopers said they were off duty when the incident occurred March 21 (Tuesday) at 12:17 a.m., but were later able to identify and contact the suspect. He returned the money.