Guy blames tequila for taking Las Vegas’ Blarney Stone

Appears like The D Las Vegas will not need to kiss its piece of the Blarney Stone goodbye.

Hotel owner Derek Stevens took to social media Wednesday, stating the rock had actually been taken from its display screen on the 2nd floor of the Fremont Street casino.

Surveillance cameras caught all of it, Stevens stated. At 2:31 a.m., the guy lifted the stone from its case, took the escalator downstairs and went out holding it up like he was bring a pizza.

Less than 24 hours later, it had been returned.

Police didn’t need to get involved, Stevens stated, since the man was sorry. It was just a normally insane night in Las Vegas.

And tequila was involved.

“He was out gambling, won some cash,” Stevens told the Review-Journal. “Since he was winning, he had a couple additional shots.”

The man brought the rock back to the casino about 1:30 a.m. Thursday, Stevens said, after sobering up and realizing what he ‘d done with the help of friends who saw a picture of him holding the rock on social networks.

Stevens had tweeted a screen shot of the security video that had been reposted on Twitter over 450 times by noon Thursday. Stevens also had set up a link by means of Periscope, Twitter’s live video-sharing platform.

The guy, whom Stevens did not name, didn’t stroll in planning to take the stone and go out with it preparing to injure anyone, the owner stated. The casino does not want him prosecuted.

City had no record of a call about at theft at The D after the stone took off.

“I’m just thankful to obtain it back,” Stevens stated.

Asked whether this had been done for a publicity stunt, Stevens stated no and that the man had not been acquainted with any individual at The D.

The Blarney Stone is the only memory left from the D’s previous incarnation as Fitzgeralds, Stevens stated. He bought the Irish-themed hotel-casino in 2011. Considering that he took over, it’s had a bit more of a taste from Stevens home town, Detroit.

As legend tells, smooching the stone– a chunk of the Blarney Castle in Ireland– provides the lips the present of eloquence.

It had not been instantly clear if the guy kissed the rock before returning it.

Contact Ricardo Torres at rtorres@reviewjournal.com!.?.! and 702-383-0381. Find him on Twitter: @rickytwrites.

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