The Dumbest Hotel Guest In History Loses $90,000 To A Prostitute [Roundup]

News and notes from around the interweb:

  • Man brings prostitute back to his room at the Westgate Las Vegas, passes out, and she takes the $90,000 cash he showed her that was in a brown paper bag. He says he had the money with him to buy a house in Arizona and that he’d stopped in Vegas on his way. The man couldn’t pick the woman out of a lineup.

    “He told officers he contacted a girl who had an advertisement posted on a website, picked her up and brought her back to his room at the Westgate,” police said.

    During the rendezvous, the man bragged to the woman he was toting a lot of cash. They agreed he would pay her $100 for sex.

    ….Detectives inspected video surveillance footage showing the couple arriving at the hotel and the woman leaving the man’s room sometime later with a purse that is “heavier than when she arrived.”

  • Boeing 747s Still Use Floppy Disks to Get Critical Software Updates

  • Uber may shut down in California until November over whether their drivers are employees or contractors – if the state forces them to treat workers as employees, they say they’ll pause operations until a ballot referendum settles the matter on election day.

  • Aeroplan infant awards have been a fantastic value in the current program but get even better in the new program: an infant ticket on an international award, including premium cabin awards on partners, is just CAD$25 or 2500 miles.

  • United Airlines adding 17 non-hub routes to Florida when Scott Kirby ran US Airways the airline retreated from nearly every non-hub route they’d had. But with no business travel to speak up, they’ll try to pick up any leisure flying they can.

  • More than 200 aviation companies double dipped into federal pandemic payroll aid I don’t know why anyone is shocked now that companies took CARES Act payroll support and also SBA PPP loans, I covered the airlines who did this a month ago, the Washington Post is just playing catch up.

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Comments

  1. Aren’t there security cameras @ the Westgate?
    The guys an idiot but thats besides the point

  2. @beachfan

    I’d much rather lose $90,000 to a hooker robbing me then the TSA. US government agencies are the biggest crooks worldwide by any margin.

  3. It’s called “trick rolling” and if happens all the time. Usually the “victim” doesn’t report it to the cops because their wife and children back home would find out.

  4. 1) I’m laughing that they agreed to only $100 for sex. This woman knew exactly how much she was going to get paid by the end of this encounter.

    2) The floppy disk thing isn’t really that surprising or uncommon. Wasn’t some government agency trying to hire COBOL programmers to upkeep some old systems? It’s the dark underbelly of all the electronics our society is built on…shoot even ACH data is loaded once a day onto bank servers via tape drive. This is the sticking point to moving to same day ACH in the US.

  5. Telling a hooker about $90k in a paper bag? Probably a lot of BS. Not sure how anyone can be that stupid, but then again, then are still the mask deniers.

  6. @Chris – trick rolling is when they drug you or rob you. This was just stupidity.

    I’ve met a number of “ladies” in Las Vegas. You agree to price and specifics of the act before hand and make sure anything of value in the room is locked in the safe. Poor mouth and say this is all you have left after a bad gambling session.

    NEVER brag about money, show her valuables, drink k anything she gives you or leave her alone in the room (even if everything is locked up). Rules of mongering 101. This dude failed on so many levels.

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