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Man snatches woman's ticket at Hard Rock casino

TAMPA — A slot machine ticket got a woman nothing more than a trip to Brandon Regional Hospital after a man snatched it and knocked her down at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Wednesday night.

The woman was holding her ticket in front of a machine just after 7:30 p.m. when a man grabbed it, knocking her to the floor, said Gary Bitner, a spokesman for the Seminole police. The woman is in her 50s, he added.

"She hurt her hip but we don't know what the extent of that injury is," Bitner said.

The man ran out of the casino and crossed Orient Road before being caught by Seminole police and security. He was taken to the Hillsborough County Jail. The man's name and the charges against him were not immediately available Wednesday night.

Man snatches woman's ticket at Hard Rock casino 05/26/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 10:17pm]
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