Police: Man wins thousands at Calif casino before being followed, run over and killed
SANTA ANA, Calif. – Police are searching for two robbers who ran over and killed a man after he won several thousand dollars at a Southern California casino.
Police say the 55-year-old victim and a female friend were followed from the Hawaiian Gardens Casino by two men whose car cut them off Friday in Santa Ana.
Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna (Bur-TAHN'-yah) says one assailant chased the fleeing victim and fought with him over a cash-filled envelope. He says the suspect ran back to his car after knocking down the victim, who was run over by the fleeing vehicle.
A knife and dozens of $20 bills were scattered near the body. Bertagna says he does not know how much money the robbers took.
The victim's name has not been released.