|Casino money lures robbers and… beavers
||[Dec. 21st, 2004|12:52 pm]
Jack The Pot
Beavers found a bag of bills stolen from a casino, tore it open and wove the money into the sticks and brush of their dam at a creek near Baton Rouge.|
According to the Associated Press, quoted by Abcnews.go.com, the money was part of at least $70,000 pilfered from the Lucky Dollar Casino in Greensburg, about 30 miles north-east of Baton Rouge. Surprisingly enough, the banknotes remained usable after the beavers' ‘construction project’.
The mystery of the stolen money turned out to be rather simple to solve, although it had a rather unusual twist to it. According to the Sheriff's deputies in St. Helena Parish, they started an investigation after local video poker casino accused its security guard of disabling its security cameras. Jacqueline Wall, 25, was booked for theft, Martin said.
The first money bag was found almost immediately, while the second bag of banknotes was found downstream of the beavers' dam shortly afterwards. The third bag caused a lot of trouble to officers as they couldn’t find it even in the deep water near the dam. Finally, deputies decided to break the dam down and suddenly found the money there. When they opened the third sack, it still had some cash in it.
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