Disgruntled Gambler Faces Attempted Murder Charge After Driving RV into Casino

  • Jennifer Stitt drove vehicle through Cannery Casino entrance after being removed from premises
  • Casino custodian suffered critical injuries due to crash, Stitt kept accelerating after hitting him
  • Gambler was taken into police custody and now faces charges of attempted murder
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A 50-year-old woman rammed her Winnebago motorhome into the Cannery Casino entrance and injured an employee after she was forcibly removed from the gambling premises. [Image: Shutterstock.com]

Casino employee critically injured

50-year-old Jennifer Stitt faces an attempted murder charge after driving her Winnebago RV into the Cannery Casino in North Las Vegas last Friday morning.

The incident occurred after security forcibly removed her from the venue, with the disgruntled gambler critically injuring a custodian in the process. The North Las Vegas Police Department released her photo shortly after the incident as news reports emerged.

Cannery entrance destroyed

Security forced Ms Stitt out of the Boyd Gaming-owned Cannery Casino when she would not leave the premises after being asked to. According to reports, the gambler’s removal was due to her disorderly conduct.

she reportedly continued to reverse and accelerate, as the custodian remained pinned under

After getting into her motorhome and crashing it into the casino’s main entrance, Ms Stitt allegedly ran over a 66-year-old custodian. Authorities tried to remove her from the vehicle, but she reportedly continued to reverse and accelerate, as the custodian remained pinned under the debris from the crash. The RV made it fully inside the facility before stopping.

Arrest made, custodian expected to recover

Eventually, police removed Ms Stitt from the vehicle and placed her under arrest. North Las Vegas Police Department spokesperson Eric Leavitt commented that the custodian continued to yell while the gambler was trying to flee the scene.

Leavitt reported: “He looked up and said, ‘you’re hitting me!’ And she continued to accelerate at him, actually running him over. She new fully (sic) well what she was doing.” He added that if Stitt had driven any further into the casino, she would have ended up in the table games section.

David Strow, the vice president of corporate communications at Boyd Gaming, said they are concerned for the team member’s welfare. The company is staying in touch with the custodian and his family to ensure he receives the best of care. The employee suffered critical injuries due to the crash but is expected to recover.

Ms Stitt is now in police custody at the Las Vegas Detention Center. As well as facing an attempted murder charge, she must pay $100,000 bail for her release. The incident is currently under investigation.