Naked ‘Terminator’ arrested at casino
July 2, 2009
A man who ran naked through the Stateline casino core was subdued by a Taser on Tuesday before a group of “startled” children in the Harrah’s Lake Tahoe casino arcade.
Sean Stanley Smith, 19, was jailed on charges of indecent exposure and resisting a peace officer.
He reportedly told officers he had ingested marijuana and LSD, and was running naked because he thought he was “the Terminator.”
A deputy patrolling the casino core at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday was waved down by a motorist who said there was a naked man running in front of the Marriott across the Nevada/California state line.The deputy, traveling west on Highway 50 in front of Harrah’s, saw the naked suspect running in front of the Pony Express statue.
The suspect ignored the officer’s command to stop and ran inside the casino.
The deputy grabbed his Taser and entered the casino with South Lake Tahoe police officers who had been searching for the suspect.
Smith reportedly ran into the arcade, startling the children who were playing video games.
The deputy deployed his Taser with a “touch stun” which failed to subdue the suspect. The second time, Smith went to the ground and was handcuffed.
Harrah’s security provided bedsheets to cover Smith and he was taken to security in a wheelchair.
He reportedly told officers he had ingested marijuana and LSD.
Paramedics took Smith the Barton Memorial Hospital for treatment. He was issued a hospital gown and taken to Douglas County Jail.