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Security Guard at Legends Poker Room Foils Armed Theft

Jon Sofen

Legends Poker Room

A safety guard at Legends Poker Room in Houston also can simply comprise averted a unhealthy field by tackling, and with the abet of others, pinned an alleged armed robber down sooner than the incident escalated.

Trelynn Robinson, is known as “Tek” to locals, wasn’t fazed when a man entered the constructing at around 1: 30 a.m. Monday morning carrying an AR-15. The alleged suspect presented to the bigger than 40 patrons that he became robbing the distance.

Robinson, on the other hand, wasn’t about to enable an armed robber to power his will upon the commerce he’s paid to guard. He tackled the suspect to the floor from within the abet of, wrestled with the actual particular person carrying a weapon, after which bought some assistance from diversified gamers and group. The weapon discharged around a dozen times, nonetheless fortunately, nobody became hit.

After combating off the wrongdoer, Robinson became in a role to retain the actual person pinned down till police arrived.

“And he became asking me to give him the money,” Robinson told KTRK, Houston’s ABC affiliate. “But as an different, I lunged in direction of him, fought him, wrestled him with the gun, it started to hasten off. A pair issues took space. I became in a role to take care of him down and put the handcuffs on him, arrest him.”

Robinson said he became injured within the scuffle, suffering a dislocated shoulder. Some distance more harm also can comprise came about if no longer for his strategic and daring response. The unidentified suspect became arrested and taken in custody.

Returning the Desire

Many native poker gamers comprise already showered “Tek” with praise. A vendor at Legends Poker Room has already launched a GoFundMe to raise money to abet give abet to Robinson for his efforts.

“This man is a hero, he’s going to comprise some scientific bills from injuries sustained for the length of this incident, as successfully as living with the aftermath of what took space tonight. So please, ship some money, portion this link,” the GoFundMe reads.

At the time of publishing, handiest $50 of the specified $40,000 had been donated to the region off. Sean Benefiel, the seller who started the GoFundMe, is the reliable donor to this level.

This is the video KTRK, Houston’s ABC affiliate, did on the memoir:

Security Considerations at Legends

Legends Poker Room is found within walking distance to the newly-branded 101 Poker Membership, previously Johnny Chan’s 88 Social, where Sammy Farha became fair fair nowadays fervent by a bodily altercation.

Legends, regarded as one of the latest rooms in city, has constructed up a right customer inappropriate, nonetheless some native gamers within the region comprise expressed considerations with the room’s safety on social media, even with expert safety guards comparable to Robinson on group.

The cardboard room became also the field of a unique YouTube undercover investigation by Wayne Dolcefino of Dolcefino Consulting, who previously labored at one other Houston poker web site, Top Social.

Within the video, Dolcefino interviews Legends proprietor David La and grills him on his previous commerce dealings. La’s gaming license in California became revoked as portion of a money-laundering scandal. But many felt the investigative video became biased given Dolcefino’s connection to Top Social.

Lead image courtesy of KTRK.