A man police tied to at least four casino robberies in Las Vegas was shot dead by cops at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino on Sunday.
The serial robbery suspect had been under surveillance by undercover officers for four days when he was gunned down while resisting arrest near the guest elevators at 5:05 a.m.
Police initially used a stun gun on the man, but opened fire when he reached for his waistband, Metro police Capt. Matt McCarthy said.
In the old days, the casinos would have handled this as a strictly internal matter, happy to give the thief a choice — “You can either have the money and the hammer or you can walk out of here. You can’t have both.”
Vegas was a nicer place in the old days.