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Man Robs Bank to Continue Playing Blackjack

August 5th, 2016 by Site Admin

Occasionally you hear of a blackjack player chasing his or her losses, but nothing can compare to the tale of Kerry Johnson, who after a bad run went and robbed a bank before returning to continue playing the classic card game.

Johnson was at the Mardi Gras Casino in Washington state when he started gambling at 10am, leaving after he busted out at about 3pm. Unfortunately, Johnson was not finished with the game, and he proceeded to City National Bank, where he robbed the teller for cash. He then returned to the casino to continue playing.

As to how Johnson pulled off the robbery, Lieutenant Steve Cooper said, “He entered the bank, he presented a demand note and robbed the bank of an undisclosed amount of cash.”

Johnson was caught when it was discovered that he owned a green Mazda Miata, the same car used in the robbery. When police arrived to his house to interrogate him, they also noticed an out of place couch cushion, which had a large stack of currency hidden underneath.

The defendant is being held with a $50,000 cash bond, and could face 20 years in prison for felony bank robbery.

Blackjack Online will update this story as more details emerge.

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