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Man busted after stealing poker chips from casino

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Man busted after stealing poker chips from casino

In what would appear to be a temporary lapse of reason, an individual attempted to pull off a heist at a casino in New Orleans last week. His “well-designed” plan included grabbing poker chips at the casino before making his getaway into the sunset. As the bungling burglar soon learned, however, his car didn’t come with all-wheel drive.

Eldridge Brown stole $7,000 in casino chips from an unspecified casino last Sunday. He, as well as the 2015 Chrysler 200 he escaped in, was identified by surveillance cameras and area police were asked to be on the lookout for the thief. Last Thursday, he was spotted by State Police driving the car and they gave chase.

Brown attempted to make his getaway on Interstate 10 before trying to make a quick exit on Louisa St. He then proceeded to try and take the Chrysler four-wheeling, which was an exercise in futility. The car became stuck in the mud and Brown was arrested.

The 33-year-old criminal was charged for felony theft, reckless operation of a motor vehicle and flight from a law enforcement officer. It was also determined that he had an outstanding warrant for an unidentified crime out of Jefferson Parish.

When he made his escape following the heist, the car was being driven by a female, later identified as 31-year-old Marquise Alexander. Alexander was riding with Brown when he tried to elude police and was also arrested.

That’s one for Louisiana State Police, 0 for the bad guys.


Hailing from Wisconsin but arriving in Las Vegas in 1995, I'm better known at various US online poker rooms under the pen name "OreoBob" and "SoyFlush". I'm an avid poker player and editor-at-large who has contributed as a freelance writer for diverse national and international iGaming publications since 2004.

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