Armed Robbery of Illegal Gambling Operation in Far East Dallas Alerts Police to Illegal Gambling Operation in Far East Dallas

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Early this morning an hour or so before rush hour, as the city was just beginning to rouse, a man wearing jeans and a dark blue jacket was buzzed through the front door of a nondescript storefront on Ferguson Road near its intersection with Shiloh Road. Inside, he pulled a 9mm semiautomatic pistol and pointed it at the doorman, ordering him through a wooden door into an illegal game room, which was, after all, why a nondescript storefront needed a bouncer to buzz people in at 5:30 on a Monday morning.

On the gaming floor, the robber turned his gun on a man sitting near the office door and demanded he empty the machines and give him the money. The man tried to explain that he didn't work there, but the gunman didn't understand or didn't believe him. He stowed the 9mm in his pants and pulled out a revolver.

Confusion ensued as the operator of the game room emerged from the office and the gunman fired once, narrowly missing the bouncer as he tried to wrest the gun away. A gambler, glued to one of the gaming machines, finally realized that something was going on.

After that, the robber hightailed it from the building into a waiting car. He left empty-handed, but the police who showed up shortly after did not. Upon arrival, an officer noticed two loaded clips atop a small dresser in the office. Inside the top drawer was a 9mm Hi Point pistol and four shotgun slugs. He found a 12-gauge Mossberg pump-action shotgun beneath the couch; on top of the couch was $1,000 cash, stacked by denomination.

Officers also couldn't help but notice that there were several gambling machines, concluding that the "Diamond Club," as it was called was actually an illegal gambling operation. That was for the vice squad, however, so they seized the weapons and left.

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HuhWhat
HuhWhat

Welcome to another round of, "Not my job!"

Eastdallasredneck
Eastdallasredneck

I called the police on this place here a few months ago when was trying to get tacos next door heard gun shots fried in the parking lot. The guy running the place said the police someone was trying to robbed them.

DOCensors
DOCensors

It's not "nondescript" it's shit.

ewanmacdonald
ewanmacdonald

Presumably a nearby resident or passer-by heard fire and called the cops?

fedup
fedup

5:30 am shift change, cops don't want do their job, too fucking lazy!

 

iwearblack
iwearblack

I know that intersection all too well... Nothing good ever happens over there, and hasn't for several decades... That whole strip center should be bulldozed...

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

so who called the cops, the illegal gambling operation guy who they attempted to rob, or the robber who left empty handed?

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

 @Eastdallasredneck Fried gunshots? Deep fried gunshots?

 

Did I miss something spectacularly Texan at the State Fair this year?

Eastdallasredneck
Eastdallasredneck

@ewanmacdonald I called once because of shots fired on the parking lot as waiting for my tacos and the place next to the island club is where the game room

Eastdallasredneck
Eastdallasredneck

@TheCredibleHulk no this happen down the street from my house

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