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Armed Robber Attempts to Steal from a Troupe of Strippers...

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...the result.



You could say the suspected robber was thunderstruck.

When Joey Kadmiri, 24, snuck backstage to an all-male dance revue hoping to slip away with the cast members’ costumes and makeup, he did not expect to be tackled by six male strippers.

Members of the dance troupe, Thunder From Down Under, were preparing to perform at one of their nightly shows around 9:27 p.m. on Tuesday at the Excalibur Hotel in Las Vegas, but backstage the spectacle was already beginning. As the dancers were dressing for their next performance, several noticed they were missing items of clothing and makeup, according to a police arrest report.

One of the dancers, Ryan Paki, then discovered a suitcase filled with props and dance costumes outside the dressing room, police said in the report. As Paki and the show’s director were inspecting the suitcase, police added, the alleged thief confronted the pair, saying, “What are you doing? I just bought all that stuff for my girlfriend.”

As other dancers confronted Kadmiri, trying to wrestle the suitcase away from him, Kadmiri brandished a gun and held it to the head of one dancer, Scott Berchtold, police said. Someone allegedly pushed the gun away seconds before a shot was fired and hit the wall, as Berchtold and his fellow dance mates took the man down.

Earlier, several people had noticed the suspect wandering around backstage, but because Kadmiri was wearing a SWAT hat and shoes, and a firefighter’s shirt, they assumed he was a new cast member with the show, police said.

The hotel’s security guards held Kadmiri until Las Vegas Police arrived and arrested him.

Authorities said Kadmiri appeared to be under the influence of methamphetamine and charged him with six counts of attempted murder, attempted robbery with a deadly weapon and burglary with a deadly weapon.

Police did not believe Kadmiri had a lawyer and said he remained in custody – though he did not appear on a database of individuals in custody.

No one was seriously hurt, although one dancer was treated at the scene for powder burn from the impact of the shot, police said. The show resumed as normal the following day.

Representatives for Thunder From Down Under could not be reached for comment. The group has been based in Las Vegas since 2001, where their “dynamic dance routines, barely there costumes, state-of-the-art lighting and chiseled abs have been making women swoon for over 22 years,” according to their website.

The strippers the suspect tried to steal from...



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Don't mess with strippers, especially when they are all jacked muscle gods.
 

hughesta

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what the christ is wrong with that one strippers' neck?

also stealing from a large group of incredibly sexy, masculine men is possibly the single stupidest thing a human being could do.
 

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...wha...why would you try and rob dudes that HAVE to be in shape...8 or so of them like...come on man simple maths...
Yeah.

"Hmmm, who should I burgle? Oh, how about this group of extremely muscular and highly coordinated slabs of beefcake? What could go wrong?"
 

CrankyJay

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Jesus Christ, the gun was loaded? That's pretty fucking ballsy to push away a gun from their head...wow.
 

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Does not look bad for going up against six male strippers. Looks like they slapped and tickled him.
 

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This sure was a good idea.

Members of the dance troupe, Thunder From Down Under, were preparing to perform at one of their nightly shows around 9:27 p.m. on Tuesday at the Excalibur Hotel in Las Vegas, but backstage the spectacle was already beginning.

...this is oddly specific ahah.
 
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Earlier, several people had noticed the suspect wandering around backstage, but because Kadmiri was wearing a SWAT hat and shoes, and a firefighter’s shirt, they assumed he was a new cast member with the show, police said.

lol

Anyway, not a bright thief.
 

Vesmir

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I would have hated to be working the ticket booth that evening. Must have been some pissed off people wanting refunds.
 

TrueGrime

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LOL! About as smart as the guy that tried to rob a UFC fighter and winded up getting his ass beat and shot with his own gun.
 

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Looks like he got stripped of his dignity. Someone should've told him that you aren't allowed to touch the performers.
 

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Why would you want to steal that though?

When Joey Kadmiri, 24, snuck backstage to an all-male dance revue hoping to slip away with the cast members’ costumes and makeup, he did not expect to be tackled by six male strippers.

Is there some black market for used male strippers costumes and makeup?
 
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