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Fri Oct 17, 2014, 06:57 PM

Gambler, 60, Arrested On Felony Charge For Ebola Joke Inside Cleveland Casino

Gambler, 60, Arrested On Felony Charge For Ebola Joke Inside Cleveland Casino

An ill-advised Ebola joke has landed an Ohio man behind bars on a felony charge, records show.

Emanuel Smith, 60, was gambling Wednesday at the Horseshoe Casino in Cleveland when he allegedly told a dealer that he was there as a way to avoid his ex-wife, who was stricken with Ebola.

Smith, a retired municipal employee, claimed that his former spouse had recently returned to Cleveland from West Africa.

According to a Municipal Court filing, Smith’s comment “caused panic” in the downtown casino, a portion of which was shut down as a result of Smith’s claim. The closure, investigators allege, caused the business to suffer “a large financial loss.”

Full story here:

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/man-arrested-for-ebola-joke-576432

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Response to Doctor_R (Original post)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 07:12 PM

1. Too soon, apparently.

He won't be convicted of a felony, though.

It'll end up plead out to disorderly conduct.

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Response to Doctor_R (Original post)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 07:14 PM

2. What an asshole.

Some 'jokes' just aren't funny and this one isn't funny on at least a couple of different levels.

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Response to Doctor_R (Original post)

Fri Oct 17, 2014, 09:10 PM

3. that's as bright as making a bomb joke at an airport or a robbery joke inside a bank. what an idiot.

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Response to Doctor_R (Original post)

Sat Oct 18, 2014, 10:26 PM

4. This guy is hilarious

 

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Response to Doctor_R (Original post)

Sat Oct 18, 2014, 10:47 PM

5. Criminal Tresspass?

He was playing poker at a casino.

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