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1st Mistake: Robbing a Casino on the Strip in Blackface

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Cameron James Kennedy Screenshot: Las Vegas Review-Journal



If you ever consider robbing a casino on the Las Vegas Strip, please do not compound the idiocy of your crime by doing it in blackface.

People watch Ocean’s 11 and whatever that stupid Kevin Spacey movie was where the kids were counting cards at the blackjack table and think taking down a casino is some easy feat.

It’s not.

According to authorities, a 26-year-old white man named Cameron James Kennedy is learning this the hard way. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Kennedy was charged Friday in federal court with robbery and faces 20 years in prison for allegedly holding up the New York New York casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

According to the criminal complaint, Kennedy—who was already under federal supervision for a previous crime—cut off his ankle bracelet, used makeup to appear black, and robbed a cash cage at the casino in the early morning hours of Jan. 10.



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