Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Bomb Scare Evacuation

Police Evacuate Entire Hotel In The Middle Of The Night

Las Vegas, July 3, 2007 – I was awakened early this morning by a loud knocking on my hotel room door. I inquired, "Who is it?" as I checked the peephole. The answer woke me from my slumbered state. "Las Vegas Police Department, we're evacuating the building!"

"Yeah right," I thought to myself. This is either one of my buddies idea of a practically joke or someone is trying to get me to open the door so they can rob me. Of course there's always the outside chance that Ashton Krutcher has tracked me down and I'm about to be Punk'd.

Unfortunately, it soon became apparent that this was the real deal. As I was establishing whether the officer was whom he said he was I could hear several other officers, in the hallway, knocking loudly on all the other doors simultaneously. I was instructed to make myself decent, grab my hotel key and evacuate to a specific area outside on the street. I ask if I should take any of my valuables and how long I would be out of my room. He said I needed to get dressed quickly and leave the room, there was no time for anything else. The officer waited while I quickly slid on some shorts, put on shoes, grabbed my keys and wallet, picked up my cell phone then hustled out the door as instructed.

The scene outside...

Guests at the hotel included celebs and some top poker players...

To Be continued after I return home from work today.........

Tips For Forced Evacuation

  • Take your cash and wallet

  • Take your cell phone

  • Get dressed. Make sure you put on shoes and put on a jacket if it's cold outside

  • Grab your camera. You will want pictures for your blog.

  • You might want to take your laptop. It might come in handy to pass the time and you'll need if to stay "connected" if you are forced to relocate to another hotel for an extended period.

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