Monday, October 20, 2008

What happens in Vegas...


We went to Las Vegas this weekend to meet up with six of Evans' MIT buddies. The six all wanted to go see Ka (some Cirque Du Soleil show) on Saturday night, but Evans and I don't have that kind of money so we declined. On Sunday morning we all met up again for brunch and they told us that after the show, they had all wandered out on to the Strip. Right outside a casino (Planet Hollywood) , they saw broken glass all over the ground, 4 people in handcuffs and a man on the ground in a pool of blood with blood coming out of his mouth and torso. They also said that the sidewalk was so crowded that people were running through the crime scene and slipping on the blood. At brunch, we kind of dismissed it as a horrible fight that the kids saw the tail end of, but today we read that the man died. I think that our friends are more shaken up than they are letting on, I know I would be pretty shaken up. The news article says that a girl stabbed a street worker (which could mean anything from custodian to prostitute flyer hander-outer) after a fight got nasty on the sidewalk. I know that what our friends saw will probably haunt them for a while, they were witness to a man dying a violent death and a young woman throwing her life away. When visiting Las Vegas, it's okay to slip into some of the seven deadly sins (gluttony, avarice, sloth, envy, lust, and a little pride never hurt anybody), but I thought everyone knew to stay away from the big sin, i.e; wrath. Please keep all the witnesses and especially the victim/victim's family in your thoughts.

2 comments:

Scott said...

Wow! What a ridiculous time in Vegas. As a member of the public and a regular in Vegas, I would very interested in a follow up to this story. Who is the murder? Why did she stab him? How common are violent acts/murders on the strip? Perhaps it was some twisted drug/porn/prostitution deal gone bad? Perhaps race and discrimination played a factor?

ronnie said...

thank the flux capacitor for your safety! btw, timely post :)