WSOP Naked Bandit Ken Strauss in custody after casino threats
The Naked Bandit Ken Strauss, the player ejected from the World Series of Poker for his bizarre flashing and shoe-throwing antics at the table that went viral this month has been arrested for making threats and giving false information relating to terrorist acts…
Ken Strauss @kpittboy was taken into custody for making terrorist threats bond was set at $20,000. The Pittsburgh Super Fan is best known for his antics at the @wsop Main Event for exposing himself during a blind all-in @JoshYohe_PGH pic.twitter.com/NVeOzdAMpx
— Randy Dorfman (@RandyDorfman) July 28, 2019
The Naked Bandit Ken Strauss, aka kpittboy on Twitter, appears to have been arrested after making some seriously disturbed comments on social media over the past week, his threats quickly reported to the police…
After what happened in 2017, we don’t take too kindly to anybody threatening to cause harm on our city. Be aware that this has been reported as a serious matter to various authorities.
STOP USING TWITTER AND GET SERIOUS HELP.
In the meantime, do NOT threaten this city.
— VegasStrong702 (@VegasStrong702) July 28, 2019
That 2017 mention, of course, relates to the horrific Route 91 Harvest festival massacre that claimed 58 lives – gunman Stephen Paddock taking his own life after opening fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.
This week, the poker community and others who know Strauss have been worried about his increasingly erratic behaviour, his social media meltdown revealing some serious mental issues.
In all due respect DO NOT leave your place of residence tonight. All restaurants are closing at 6pm ET. All businesses need to close now. This is serious shit! Don’t go to
Your @MLB ballpark. There won’t be any games. It’s my time! I’m done only being a legend in Pittsburgh!
— Ken Strauss (@kpittboy) July 23, 2019
How The Naked Bandit got his name
Strauss became one of the main talking points of this year’s WSOP Main Event after he dropped his pants, flashing his dick in the process, and then threw a shoe at the dealer.
His disqualification wasn’t the end of the story, 45-year old Strauss moving on to the Luxor and repeating parts of his act on top of a craps table before finally being arrested.
Strauss emerged from whatever crisis he was having at the WSOP when he pulled his dick out with a public apology…
I just want to apologize to Michelle and her close peers for my last tweet. I was in a Vegas Hospital for a couple weeks and am doing much better. And to poker community and friends I’m deeply sorry for my Main Evrnt actions. It was stupidity and horrible! Please forgive me!
— Ken Strauss (@kpittboy) July 20, 2019
…but barely two days had passed before he was showing signs that all was still not well…
Here’s some more breaking news. Effective immediately all professional sports leagues are ceasing operations. @MLB @NFL @NBA @NHL @NCAA @PGATOUR @LPGA @NASCAR @WWE @MLS. Again watch @POTUS tonight for details! And https://t.co/Talnu3eXoB my
— Ken Strauss (@kpittboy) July 23, 2019
The Naked Bandit Ken Strauss put in jail for Terrorist Threat
Many of those following him on Twitter were becoming increasingly worried for Strauss’ own well-being, and scared that he might do something towards others…
Wouldn’t be surprised if he’s planning an attack for this Monday, 7/29. pic.twitter.com/ROHAuy9BAT
— Jonathan Zaun (@JonathanZaun) July 28, 2019
It’s not clear yet just where and when Strauss was taken into custody, but a $20,000 bond was set and he is due to make an initial appearance in court this afternoon, Sunday 28th July:
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