Doyle Brunson The Intended Target Of A Home RobberyAugust 16, 2016 9:52 am
Doyle Brunson narrowly escaped becoming the victim of yet another robbery after a criminal apparently got his addresses mixed-up and targeted his neighbor’s house instead. The legendary poker player announced the news via his twitter account, stating that a police officer who visited his home told him that the robber had told Doyle’s neighbor that he knew he was a poker player before getting him in his garage.
In the end, however, it seems that the robber learned of his mistake, and after taking about $500 from his victim, he stated that he was going to kill the informants who gave him the wrong address. Had the robber succeeded in identifying where Brunson lived, however, he might have gotten more than he bargained for, and as Brunson tweeted:
“Warning: I carry a pistol with me at all times. When I come home I get out of my car with a gun in my hand. I have all kinds of silent alarms, motion detectors [and so on]. Plus, I’m 83 years old, have been good with guns all of my life and am not going to be robbed again. Five times in my life is enough. So any aspirations of trying had better be reconsidered.”
In any case, Brunson said that he wasn’t foolish enough to keep his money at home, and keeps it safely locked away at the Las Vegas casinos he frequents, instead.
Doyle Brunson won the WSOP Main Event in 1976 and 1977, and other WSOP champs to have been robbed in the past includes Greg Raymer (2004) in 2004, and Jonathan Duhamel (2010) in 2011. In both cases, the robbers were eventually arrested, although in Raymer’s case Deen Cassim was granted early release from his 12 year prison sentence after he provided information which hepled solve a double-murder case. In the other incident, Duhamel’s ex-girlfriend, Bianca Rojas-Latraverse, took part in the robbery together with three accomplices. She subsequently received 3.5 years in prison for her involvement in the crime.