Woman ‘drives motorhome into casino for revenge’ after getting kicked out

Jennifer Stitt charged with attempted murder after running over caretaker

Zamira Rahim
Tuesday 29 October 2019 16:33
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The scene of the Cannery hotel crash
The scene of the Cannery hotel crash

A woman allegedly drove her motorhome into a casino after staff forced her to leave the building.

Jennifer Stitt reportedly crashed her vehicle into the Cannery casino in north Las Vegas just before 6am on Friday morning.

She also ran over a 66-year-old caretaker during her rampage.

Casino staff had earlier kicked the 50-year-old out over disorderly conduct, according to The Reno Gazette Journal.

“They asked her to leave,” a North Las Vegas Police spokesperson said. “But she didn’t want to leave.”

Casino employees told Ms Stitt that refusing to leave the building amounted to trespassing.

The 50-year-old responded by leaving, climbing into her motorhome and deliberately driving it straight into the main glass doors of the building.

The caretaker, who was in the vehicle’s path, was hit by the Winnebago.

“He looked up and said ‘you’re hitting me!’” the police spokesperson added.

“And she continued to accelerate at him, actually running him over. She knew fully well what she was doing.”

Ms Stitt has been charged with attempted murder

Security guards surrounded the motorhome and detained Ms Stitt.

The 66-year-old man was critically injured but is expected to survive the crash.

“I pull up and it looks like something right out of a movie,” Stefan Meeder, an eyewitness, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

“You can’t believe someone would drive such a lime green, 1972 RV right through the front door of the Cannery.”

Ms Stitt was arrested and charged with attempted murder.

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She is being held in police custody on a $100,000 (£77,500) and will appear in court on Wednesday.

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