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Male strippers tackle robber Las Vegas: Armed bandit nabbed at Excalibur Casino

In this handout photo provided by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Joey Kadmiri poses for a booking photo at the Las Vegas Police Department released on March 19, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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The male strippers who tackled an armed robber in Las Vegas Tuesday are being hailed as local heroes. Thursday, police say Joey Kadmiri attempted a robbery at the Excalibur Casino, but was quickly nabbed by the "Thunder from Down Under" all-male revue of exotic dancers. Despite firing a shot at a male stripper, the only person hurt in the scuffle was the shooter, compliments of the local hero hunks, citing a March 21 People report.

When male strippers tackle and subdue an armed robbery suspect, the lesson for would-be bandits is to not mess around with a group of muscle-bound hunks who shake their money-makers on stage.

Clark County authorities say Kadmiri accessed the backstage area at the Excalibur where the male dancers gathered during their nightly show. There, he attempted to steal show props and clothing belonging to the Australian-based dance group.

Witnesses saw the strange man trying to blend in by wearing costumes designed for the show. But when he was approached by the director and others backstage, he pulled out a large handgun and fired one shot towards the man's head. Luckily, he missed.

Instantly, male strippers tackled the suspected robber and brought him down. There, the muscle-bound blokes fought the man and held him until police arrived. But before he left, the manly group gave him souvenirs to remember them and this moment: a number of facial bruises and a black eye.

Officials say the man has a history with law enforcement. He was already awaiting court proceedings from a December arrest for alleged assault with a deadly weapon, kidnapping, coercion, and domestic violence. Moreover, court records show he's been cited for jaywalking, resisting arrest, flight from officers, and providing false information.

Now, he can add attempted murder and a host of other charges to his resume. And the fact that gun allegedly used in the crime was unregistered, doesn't bode well for him either.


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