Missouri man wins at casino, assaulted and robbed at home

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JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) – A southwest Missouri man finds out that winning big at a casino and leaving with a woman he met there don’t always end up well.

The Joplin Globe reports a 29-year-old Joplin man won $1,200 Thursday at Downstream Casino, just across the Oklahoma border.

Police say he fell asleep on a couch in his home but was awakened by two men holding a knife to his throat and beating him with a baseball bat.

Police Capt. Bob Higginbotham says the attackers took all of his winnings and left, apparently also taking with them a woman the victim met at the casino and brought home.

The crimes remained under investigation and no arrests had been made as of Friday.

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