Crime Updates in Las Vegas: Lost Feline Found inside Excalibur, Mandalay Bay Emergency Evacuation

Feline Wanderer Found After Six-Day Solo Vacation in Excalibur Hotel; Owners Exult as Furry Friend Remains in Good Health.

Jun 24, 2024
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A 2020 aerial view of Excalibur. The hotel was the recent scene of an unusual discovery.
A 2020 aerial view of Excalibur. The hotel was the recent scene of an unusual discovery.


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Crime Updates in Las Vegas: Lost Feline Found inside Excalibur, Mandalay Bay Emergency Evacuation

A feline, sporting a gray and black coat, spent six sleepy nights in a room at the Excalibur Hotel and Casino after going missing. The heartwarming story made headlines following a TikTok video that garnered over a million views.

The cat's owners had visited the Sin City hotel last month with their pet and thought he had scampered off from their room. Worried, they left the hotel, leaving their cherished pet behind.

New guests, Lindsey and Arthur Sanders, checked into the same room a few days later. At around 4 a.m., they were startled by weird noises coming from their quarters. Upon investigation, they stumbled upon the feline. Friendly as can be, he let Lindsey stroke his fur. The pair promptly alerted security.

It's a good thing the cat crossed paths with the Sanders. Lindsey is a vet from California, and her husband is too. They were in Vegas for a veterinary conference.

When the security guards arrived, the cat darted towards his secret spot—a tiny nook beneath the bathroom sink. The guards had to disassemble it to help Arthur rescue the kitty.

Without food for six whole days, the cat was rather quiet before his discovery. There were only a few clues about his presence—an empty Vitamin E bottle found on the bathroom floor and some urine in the shower.

Eventually, animal control officers arrived, rescued the cat, and kept him safe until his owners could arrange for his return. The owners and their pet have since been reunited.

"This had a bittersweet ending," Lindsey said in the video. "He wasn’t simply thrown out, and he wasn't sent to the pound."

Mandalay Bay Fire Results in Evacuation

Las Vegas' luxurious Mandalay Bay resort was forced to evacuate two hotel floors on Wednesday night following a small fire. The flames ignited at the top of a stairway shaft on the rooftop.

Guests on the affected floors were instructed to leave their rooms. Clark County firefighters arrived at approximately 11 p.m.

The fire was quickly doused, and the evacuated guests were eventually allowed to return to their rooms. No one was hurt, and the cause of the fire remains unknown.

Criminal Incident at Henderson’s Galleria Mall

Officers shot an armed woman on Wednesday night during a commotion near Henderson, Nev.'s Galleria at Sunset mall. The drama unfolded when Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers attempted to halt a stolen vehicle near the junction of Sahara Avenue and Paradise Road.

The car sped away until it collided with another vehicle near West Sunset Road and North Stephanie Street. One of the car's occupants fled the scene, brandishing a weapon. She was shot by police.

She was transported to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, where she was reported in critical condition as of Wednesday night. The wounded woman and the other car occupant were hurt during the crash. The stolen car was apparently used in a robbery, according to police. No officers were injured.

Chasing Horse Pleads Not Guilty to Nevada Charges

Nathan Chasing Horse pleaded not guilty in Clark County District Court on Wednesday morning to sexual assault and other charges. Approximately two dozen followers of the former actor and alleged cult leader attended the Las Vegas court hearing.

Chasing Horse, age 46, was indicted last week on ten counts of sexual assault of a minor under 16, six counts of sexual assault, and one count of open and gross lewdness, first-degree kidnapping of a child, and trafficking a controlled substance.

His trial is expected to commence in April. Since his arrest on January 31 at his North Las Vegas residence, Chasing Horse has been held at the Clark County Detention Center. His bail was set at $300K.

Chasing Horse is believed to be the leader of The Circle, an alleged cult. Prosecutors claim he misused his power over young girls to groom them as his future wives.

He also faces charges in Canada and Montana, as well as charges in Nevada federal court.

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