Casino robbers tackled by security planned escape on jet ski www.privateofficer.com
Investigators say the dealer threatened to kill LaNorris Weathers’ children if he didn’t pay his debt.
Weathers and Regis Hamilton are behind bars accused of trying to hold up Sam’s Town Casino.
Police say Weathers was tackled by security guards after a cashier took his gun.
Hamilton was arrested when he ditched a stolen jet ski on the Bossier side of the Red River.
“It’s real eerie,” said Susan Jenkins.
Jenkins owns the watercraft. It and another one were stolen from her driveway one week before the robbery attempt.
She says she and her boyfriend had just removed the batteries to winterize the jet skis. Jenkins says the brothers must have stolen batteries from somewhere else.
Jenkins says she found out about the failed get-a-way shortly after the story hit the news.
“Somebody was reading KTBS.com was on his iPad and texted me,” said Jenkins.
The jet ski, which was once bright purple and gold, is now covered in black spray paint.
Police say the brothers had planned to use the front compartment to store the stolen cash, but never got the chance once their plan failed.