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Man Commits Suicide after Ramming Truck into Casino

Ryan Brown ramped a pickup through the glass front doors of the Stratosphere Casino on Sep 10, a Las Vegas police arrest report showed. The 40-year-old electrician was arrested on suspicion of reckless driving and possession and use of cocaine, the Reuters reported on 19 Sep 2014. Brown was released without restrictions after prosecutors failed to file criminal charges on 15 Sep. Toxicology reports were required to pursue charges and the judge set a status hearing in October. On 18 Sep Brown was found dead at the Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. The Clark County coroner's office reported that Brown died of asphyxia and hanging, police spokesman Larry Hadfield said. According to arrest report, Brown was fired due to a domestic dispute with his wife. He told the police in a drug-fueled diatribe that he had been on cocaine and speed for six days and had smoked crack about two hours before deliberately crashing into the casino. Brown said, "He intended to run up to the top of the Stratosphere and jump off.

Brown was preoccupied with Suicide. He toyed with to jump off the Stratosphere Casino but ended up crashing into it instead. He contemplated on an idea that would hurt himself but performed an act that could hurt others. "Darren Richards, assistant Clark County public defender, whose office was not involved in the case said, "I don't know what the District Attorney was thinking, why they didn't file some charges against someone who had been caught driving through the lobby of a casino." The Clark County District Attorney's Office, which provided the arrest report, did not immediately respond to requests for comment on Brown's release. "It is not against the law to be mentally ill," Hadfield said when asked why Brown was not arrested after his release.

A Few Stories from Japan

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I've been in Japan for just over a week now. Todd and my Japanese teacher, Michiru, just left yesterday. My friend Brian is still here. Michiru took us to a bunch of places we'd never been before, and guided us through the murky Japanese-speaking waters. Todd took a lot of great photos (same camera setup as me -- NEX-5 with 50mm/1.1 lens). While the memories are still fresh in my mind, I'll share a few stories from the trip.

Nikko

 

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