Thursday, December 26, 2013

Vegas Hangover

Related: Globe Xmas Gift: Vegas Vacation

"Las Vegas cab driver finds $300,000 in back seat" Associated Press, December 26, 2013

LAS VEGAS — Cab driver Gerardo Gamboa thought someone left a bag of chocolates in the back seat of his vehicle. The stash turned out to be $300,000 in cash.

Now, Gamboa is winning honors for honesty after turning in the money he found Monday. The rolls of cash were returned to an unidentified poker player.

Yellow Checker Star Transportation named Gamboa its driver of the year and rewarded him with $1,000 and a dinner for two at a restaurant....


I must be evil because, like a bankster, I would have kept the "found" money.

"Teen sentenced in Vegas weapons case" by KEN RITTER |  Associated Press, December 19, 2013

LAS VEGAS — A 19-year-old who had been accused of stockpiling weapons, forming a militia group, and talking about a mass casualty attack on the Las Vegas Strip was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in federal prison and three years of closely supervised release.

With time already served since his arrest in September 2012, Steven Matthew Fernandes could be free by March.

Fernandes had described himself as commander of a Nevada urban survivalist militia unit with six or seven members, according to court documents. He was accused of telling an FBI informant that he could attack the Las Vegas Strip and kill more than the 12 people who died in a July 2012 shooting in a theater in Aurora, Colo. 

See: Sunday Globe Special: Aurora Anniversary

So what drugs was this kid on, and what government agency was this kid working for because all the homegrown extremists and terrorists always seem to track back to the FBI and its instigators, 'er, informants? 

And how convenient this scheduled appearance comes against the backdrop of the Sandy Hook hoax.

Fernandes, who once wanted to join the Marines, could have faced up to 10 years in prison.

Then he would have made a good one.


"24 to 80 years for driver in Vegas bus stop crash" Associated Press, November 02, 2013

LAS VEGAS — A 25-year-old man was sentenced Friday to 24 to 80 years in prison for a drunken driving crash that killed four people and injured several others last year at a Las Vegas bus stop.

Clark County District Judge Jennifer Togliatti handed down the sentence for Gary Lee Hosey Jr., who pleaded guilty in August to five counts of DUI causing death or substantial bodily harm.

‘‘It was an accident,’’ Hosey said in court Friday, according to the Las Vegas Sun. ‘‘I am sorry for what I did. I didn’t mean to do that.’’

I'm sorry I have no sympathy for Hosey. Drunks never mean it when they shouldn't be behind the wheel.


"A search continued Monday in the remote mountains of northwest Nevada for a couple and four children who went to play in the snow and haven’t returned after a night of subzero temperatures....


A photograph in my printed paper the next day says they were all found safe.