Poker professional Eric Riley, 32, got a ride to the JetBlue terminal last Wednesday from a new-found friend named Junior, who he had met a few days earlier at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City.
Once they arrived at Terminal 5, Riley got out of the car to collect his bag, which contained $100,000 in cash after a big win in Atlantic City, in the trunk. Unfortunately the greed got the best of his so-called friend who took off from the terminal with the trunk still open just as he was about to grab his bag.
Riley acted quickly and got into a yellow cab, handed the driver four $100 bills and shouted, "Follow that car!" Eventually they caught up with Junior at a red light several blocks away. Riley got out of the cab and took his bag from the trunk, which was still open, of Junior's car. According to law-enforcement sources, Junior sped away and a black car pulled up at the scene. The two men inside claimed to be undercover cops and offered Riley a ride to the airport.
He got into the black car and told the alleged cops about the attempted robbery. However, the two men turned out not to be cops and suddenly he had a gun pointed at his chest. They wanted him to hand over the cash, but Riley refused and got out of the moving car with his bag. He rolled down the highway and got his clothes torn to ribbons. After catching his breath for a few moments, he stopped a second cab and went to a nearby police station to report the incidents. The police are now investigating whether all three crooks were working together.
source: New York Post