He should have waited to celebrate.
A man suspected of holding up a Las Vegas casino was arrested after using the stolen cash to lavish several prostitutes with gifts and bribe a tourist to book a posh hotel room.
The suspect, identified only as John Doe, was collared in a room full of hookers at the Hard Rock Hotel when a tourist called cops on Saturday — a day after he allegedly robbed a Bellagio cashier for nearly $45,000, police said.
The tourist, Bryan Baddock — who was visiting from Texas — told KVVU-TV that he called police because he had accepted $300 from a suspicious man to book his room.
“I hadn’t even heard of the Bellagio, or anything,” Baddock told the news station. “It’s kind of scary to think back now.”
Police burst into the room and found the man with several prostitutes — four of whom tried to flee with more than $7,000 in cash that the suspect allegedly paid them, according to a police report obtained by the Las Vegas Sun.
The bundles of money had “Bellagio” stamped on the bands, according to the report.
One escort said the man had taken her and another woman to the Forum Shops at Caesars Palace, where he bought them several pricy items including Louis Vuitton sandals worth $1,800 and an $800 Louis Vuitton belt.
A search of the suspect’s room turned up more cash and a BB gun similar to the one used in the heist, police said. Investigators later linked the man to at least one other recent bank robbery, the local Fox affiliate reported.
The suspect was erratic and laughed inappropriately during questioning.
“I was smoking too much, I guess,” he told them, according to the police report.
Police were still trying to identify him on Tuesday.
He was booked at the Clark County on charges that included robbery with a deadly weapon, burglary and grand larceny.
Police urge anyone with information to call the Metro Police Department’s Robbery Section at (702) 828-3591.