Poker Pro Escapes Robbery - Twice in 1 Day!
atlantic city, attempted robbery, Eric Riley, police.
Posted on 02 December 2013 by "T".
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
17 comments for "Poker Pro Escapes Robbery - Twice in 1 Day! "
| doubletop777||02/12/2013 11:13:19 GMT|
| Wow!!! Is this a true story or a plot from a film. Seriously though why would you befriend a stranger and have a lift with all that cash on him. A very lucky boy methinks.|
| Theapple||02/12/2013 11:29:55 GMT|
| It really does sound like a movie scene This is also why i prefer online poker over live mtts |
| Heskor||02/12/2013 13:17:01 GMT|
| Hmm looks unreal from the looks of it, but this shows that movies scenes might hold some truth. Fortunately the 3 crooks did not shoot him, I do not think they had the intention to harm him. If they wanted the money badly they might have done worse.|
Anyway glad he Riley managed to keep a cool head and got his money back. In some cirmutances people might have given off for fear of losing their life. Kudos for being brave!
| Phisix||02/12/2013 16:26:33 GMT|
| What the hell did I just read, that was insane. Is it even true. Who the hell carry's money around in a bag though.|
| Imanovice||02/12/2013 19:03:42 GMT|
| He'd just won it in atlantic city how would you deposit cash like that in a bank anyway would the bank not be suspicious where it came from? yes this is why I prefer online poker gambling to live unless its for small money then I'm good.|
| sergejcho||02/12/2013 19:11:39 GMT|
| WOoooooooooooooooo i cant belive what I'm reading. Its like in the Hollywood movies ??? |
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. Cant belive!!! ))))))))
| noonlion||02/12/2013 19:56:02 GMT|
| Haha ridiculous!!!|
Either those guys were working together or there was some real oppurtunism at play here. To get shafted twice in succession - that is something special.
The moral of the story? Don't play poker, and if you do don't carry bags of money around.
| Phisix||02/12/2013 20:22:11 GMT|
Posted by sergejcho
WOoooooooooooooooo i cant belive what I'm reading. Its like in the Hollywood movies ???
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. Cant belive!!!
They forgot to mention the A-Team actually rescued him instead.
| 3pokeronly||02/12/2013 20:52:56 GMT|
| This is Mr T, I have Hijacked 3P's account, how did you hear about us, I will have to pity the fool, that brought out name into this.|
IMO, he should of taken a van to the port, no planes for this suka.
Mr T out.
| Macubaas||03/12/2013 19:23:40 GMT|
| That was sick, as someone in a post above said it's pretty similar to what you see on action movies nowadays |
If he is okay after all this things he should seriously consider on future tournaments to hire some security.
| teddybears73||03/12/2013 20:33:07 GMT|
| wow,a very lucky man to get it back,why the hell was he carrying that much in cash anyway !!!|
and aye it was like something out an action movie
| TheIrish77||03/12/2013 20:44:04 GMT|
| I wonder how often this type of thing happened back when things were a lot easier to get away with (gambling, hustling, racketeering, robbery, murder) I'm sure Doyle has whole slew of gems in the archives that would make us all shake our heads in amazement. |
I kinda wish it were that way again. New york circa 1970's comes to mind, nice and dirty.
| damosk||04/12/2013 21:25:52 GMT|
| WOW......It sounds like Atlantic City is the place to be then! This sounds like a scene from GTA and I am sure there will be loads of people trying to relive or take advantage of this little scenario......|
The moral of the story is DONT TRUST ANYONE!
| TheMachineQC||05/12/2013 05:24:49 GMT|
| That story sounds hard to believe... But if it really happened, that guy is crazy and is lucky the guy's in the black car didn't just take the bag and throw him out of the car. (or if they had doors that can only be unlocked from the outside)|
| propokerash||05/12/2013 10:52:30 GMT|
| 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. |
Is this some kind of movie , or this is just a trailer ? ))))))))))))))
| YeuLy||09/12/2013 11:28:44 GMT|
| Eric Riley cracks aces twice in a row!|
| Mrgreen88||09/12/2013 11:54:58 GMT|
| Cant belive this, it was really all over in magazines, but still no one have seen it, and it his stor, so you´l never know. |
It may be real that he got robbed, but not sure in that scenario
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