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Date: 23 Jan 2009 17:40:59
From: Paul Popinjay
Subject: Amarillo Slim robbed and beaten
http://www.amarillo.com/stories/012209/new_12362001.shtml

Web-posted Thursday, January 22, 2009
Amarillo Slim beaten, robbed

Amarillo Slim arrived at a hotel on Soncy Road expecting
to collect a debt.
But the man he met apparently had other plans.

Amarillo police say Slim, whose real name is Thomas Preston, was beaten and
robbed Tuesday night at the hotel near Interstate 40.

The 80-year-old Slim, a world champion poker player, said it was the fifth
time he's been robbed in a year.

He said Wednesday that he was lured to a field next to the hotel at 9:10
p.m. with the promise of a four-wheeler that was to serve as collateral for
a $3,000 gambling debt, Slim said.

"The four-wheeler didn't come, but the bogeyman did," he said.

Amarillo police said Slim suffered minor abrasions and did not require
medical treatment at the scene.

But Slim said he was beaten so badly he suffered a broken hand, thumb and
jaw and went to a hospital for treatment. Doctors told him the jaw will
require surgery, he said.

The assailant also stole $8,000 in cash Slim was carrying and a 7.5-carat
diamond ring valued at $85,000, he said.

"I don't know what he hit me with, but it sure hurts," he said.

"They left me laying out there in that field. Certainly, they assumed I was
dead."

When he regained consciousness, he said he went to the front desk of the
hotel, where employees called police.

According to a police report, Slim said he was robbed by a man in his late
30s. Slim said the man who beat him wasn't wearing a mask and that he
recognized him.

He gave police a name and phone number for the person he suspects was his
assailant.

As to why he was carrying such a large amount of cash, he said that is part
of his profession.

"Because of what I do, we have to have money, we don't use a check or an
IOU," he said.

Slim said someone must be looking out for him to have survived so many
robberies.

"They're still sweating and I'm still betting," he said.







 
Date: 23 Jan 2009 22:21:15
From: pokertank.us
Subject: Re: Amarillo Slim robbed and beaten
On Jan 23, 7:40=A0pm, "Paul Popinjay" <paulpopin...@sbcglobal.net >
wrote:
> http://www.amarillo.com/stories/012209/new_12362001.shtml
>
> Web-posted Thursday, January 22, 2009
> Amarillo Slim beaten, robbed
>
> Amarillo Slim arrived at a hotel on Soncy Road expecting
> to collect a debt.
> But the man he met apparently had other plans.
>
> Amarillo police say Slim, whose real name is Thomas Preston, was beaten a=
nd
> robbed Tuesday night at the hotel near Interstate 40.
>
> The 80-year-old Slim, a world champion poker player, said it was the fift=
h
> time he's been robbed in a year.
>
> He said Wednesday that he was lured to a field next to the hotel at 9:10
> p.m. with the promise of a four-wheeler that was to serve as collateral f=
or
> a $3,000 gambling debt, Slim said.
>
> "The four-wheeler didn't come, but the bogeyman did," he said.
>
> Amarillo police said Slim suffered minor abrasions and did not require
> medical treatment at the scene.
>
> But Slim said he was beaten so badly he suffered a broken hand, thumb and
> jaw and went to a hospital for treatment. Doctors told him the jaw will
> require surgery, he said.
>
> The assailant also stole $8,000 in cash Slim was carrying and a 7.5-carat
> diamond ring valued at $85,000, he said.
>
> "I don't know what he hit me with, but it sure hurts," he said.
>
> "They left me laying out there in that field. Certainly, they assumed I w=
as
> dead."
>
> When he regained consciousness, he said he went to the front desk of the
> hotel, where employees called police.
>
> According to a police report, Slim said he was robbed by a man in his lat=
e
> 30s. Slim said the man who beat him wasn't wearing a mask and that he
> recognized him.
>
> He gave police a name and phone number for the person he suspects was his
> assailant.
>
> As to why he was carrying such a large amount of cash, he said that is pa=
rt
> of his profession.
>
> "Because of what I do, we have to have money, we don't use a check or an
> IOU," he said.
>
> Slim said someone must be looking out for him to have survived so many
> robberies.
>
> "They're still sweating and I'm still betting," he said.

Sounds a bit suspect to me... I wonder if that 7.5 carat ring he
supposedly had on was well insured?...

- Hank

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Date: 23 Jan 2009 21:32:49
From: RAZZO RUSS SUCK THE BIG ONE
Subject: Re: Amarillo Slim robbed and beaten
went to every one of his tournaments and he truly earned the name Amarillo
slime. even then he was chasing young girls around altho they looked older
than 18.


On Jan 23 2009 8:40 PM, Paul Popinjay wrote:

> http://www.amarillo.com/stories/012209/new_12362001.shtml
>
> Web-posted Thursday, January 22, 2009
> Amarillo Slim beaten, robbed
>
> Amarillo Slim arrived at a hotel on Soncy Road expecting
> to collect a debt.
> But the man he met apparently had other plans.
>
> Amarillo police say Slim, whose real name is Thomas Preston, was beaten and
> robbed Tuesday night at the hotel near Interstate 40.
>
> The 80-year-old Slim, a world champion poker player, said it was the fifth
> time he's been robbed in a year.
>
> He said Wednesday that he was lured to a field next to the hotel at 9:10
> p.m. with the promise of a four-wheeler that was to serve as collateral for
> a $3,000 gambling debt, Slim said.
>
> "The four-wheeler didn't come, but the bogeyman did," he said.
>
> Amarillo police said Slim suffered minor abrasions and did not require
> medical treatment at the scene.
>
> But Slim said he was beaten so badly he suffered a broken hand, thumb and
> jaw and went to a hospital for treatment. Doctors told him the jaw will
> require surgery, he said.
>
> The assailant also stole $8,000 in cash Slim was carrying and a 7.5-carat
> diamond ring valued at $85,000, he said.
>
> "I don't know what he hit me with, but it sure hurts," he said.
>
> "They left me laying out there in that field. Certainly, they assumed I was
> dead."
>
> When he regained consciousness, he said he went to the front desk of the
> hotel, where employees called police.
>
> According to a police report, Slim said he was robbed by a man in his late
> 30s. Slim said the man who beat him wasn't wearing a mask and that he
> recognized him.
>
> He gave police a name and phone number for the person he suspects was his
> assailant.
>
> As to why he was carrying such a large amount of cash, he said that is part
> of his profession.
>
> "Because of what I do, we have to have money, we don't use a check or an
> IOU," he said.
>
> Slim said someone must be looking out for him to have survived so many
> robberies.
>
> "They're still sweating and I'm still betting," he said.


BEND OVER RAZZO RUSS

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Date: 24 Jan 2009 11:21:48
From: RussGeorgiev@aol.com
Subject: Re: Amarillo Slim robbed and beaten
But he was young then Dave, only in his 50s:).




On Jan 23, 9:32=EF=BF=BDpm, "RAZZO RUSS SUCK THE BIG ONE"
<DMK102...@BELLSOUTH.NET > wrote:
> went to every one of his tournaments and he truly earned the name Amarill=
o
> slime. even then he was chasing young girls around altho they looked olde=
r
> than 18.
>
> On Jan 23 2009 8:40 PM, Paul Popinjay wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> >http://www.amarillo.com/stories/012209/new_12362001.shtml
>
> > Web-posted Thursday, January 22, 2009
> > Amarillo Slim beaten, robbed
>
> > Amarillo Slim arrived at a hotel on Soncy Road expecting
> > to collect a debt.
> > But the man he met apparently had other plans.
>
> > Amarillo police say Slim, whose real name is Thomas Preston, was beaten=
and
> > robbed Tuesday night at the hotel near Interstate 40.
>
> > The 80-year-old Slim, a world champion poker player, said it was the fi=
fth
> > time he's been robbed in a year.
>
> > He said Wednesday that he was lured to a field next to the hotel at 9:1=
0
> > p.m. with the promise of a four-wheeler that was to serve as collateral=
for
> > a $3,000 gambling debt, Slim said.
>
> > "The four-wheeler didn't come, but the bogeyman did," he said.
>
> > Amarillo police said Slim suffered minor abrasions and did not require
> > medical treatment at the scene.
>
> > But Slim said he was beaten so badly he suffered a broken hand, thumb a=
nd
> > jaw and went to a hospital for treatment. Doctors told him the jaw will
> > require surgery, he said.
>
> > The assailant also stole $8,000 in cash Slim was carrying and a 7.5-car=
at
> > diamond ring valued at $85,000, he said.
>
> > "I don't know what he hit me with, but it sure hurts," he said.
>
> > "They left me laying out there in that field. Certainly, they assumed I=
was
> > dead."
>
> > When he regained consciousness, he said he went to the front desk of th=
e
> > hotel, where employees called police.
>
> > According to a police report, Slim said he was robbed by a man in his l=
ate
> > 30s. Slim said the man who beat him wasn't wearing a mask and that he
> > recognized him.
>
> > He gave police a name and phone number for the person he suspects was h=
is
> > assailant.
>
> > As to why he was carrying such a large amount of cash, he said that is =
part
> > of his profession.
>
> > "Because of what I do, we have to have money, we don't use a check or a=
n
> > IOU," he said.
>
> > Slim said someone must be looking out for him to have survived so many
> > robberies.
>
> > "They're still sweating and I'm still betting," he said.
>
> BEND OVER RAZZO RUSS
>
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Date: 23 Jan 2009 20:38:10
From: OrangeSFO
Subject: Re: Amarillo Slim robbed and beaten
"Lured to a field"...?


I'm beginnning to wonder if Mr. Slim isn't a bit of a halfwit


  
Date: 24 Jan 2009 09:32:13
From: A Man Beaten by Jacks
Subject: Re: Amarillo Slim robbed and beaten
On Fri, 23 Jan 2009 20:38:10 -0800 (PST), OrangeSFO
<intangible103@yahoo.com > wrote:

>"Lured to a field"...?

>I'm beginnning to wonder if Mr. Slim isn't a bit of a halfwit

I don't even believe this shit happened. I think Slim is just making
shit up because he's not getting enough press coverage or something.
Maybe he fell down drunk.

More likely, he has been borrowing money from people, and the amounts
he gets "robbed" of are what he owes the dumbasses loaning him money.


   
Date: 26 Jan 2009 10:28:59
From: Kyle T. Jones
Subject: Re: Amarillo Slim robbed and beaten
A Man Beaten by Jacks, my dear, dear friend, there was this time, oh,
1/24/2009 8:32 AM or thereabouts, when you let the following craziness
loose on Usenet:
> On Fri, 23 Jan 2009 20:38:10 -0800 (PST), OrangeSFO
> <intangible103@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>> "Lured to a field"...?
>
>> I'm beginnning to wonder if Mr. Slim isn't a bit of a halfwit
>
> I don't even believe this shit happened. I think Slim is just making
> shit up because he's not getting enough press coverage or something.
> Maybe he fell down drunk.
>
> More likely, he has been borrowing money from people, and the amounts
> he gets "robbed" of are what he owes the dumbasses loaning him money.

Wonder if that $85,000 ring was insured...

Cheers.


   
Date: 24 Jan 2009 11:07:07
From: Irish Mike
Subject: Re: Amarillo Slim robbed and beaten

"A Man Beaten by Jacks" <nobody@fool.foo > wrote in message
news:jh9mn410n4tq4ff21vp7bij650hq0fuoqn@4ax.com...
> On Fri, 23 Jan 2009 20:38:10 -0800 (PST), OrangeSFO
> <intangible103@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>>"Lured to a field"...?
>
>>I'm beginnning to wonder if Mr. Slim isn't a bit of a halfwit
>
> I don't even believe this shit happened. I think Slim is just making
> shit up because he's not getting enough press coverage or something.
> Maybe he fell down drunk.
>
> More likely, he has been borrowing money from people, and the amounts
> he gets "robbed" of are what he owes the dumbasses loaning him money.

I read Slim's book and it sounded like he was very well off financially.
However, I believe his wife divorced him following his criminal involvement
with a young girl and she pretty much took him to the cleaners. The last
thing I read, Slim said he planned to buy a ranch some where and retire.
Now I suppose what you're saying could be true. Meeting some one at night
in a field to collect a poker debt sounds flakey to say the least. On the
other hand, it's hard to believe a professional poker player would lie.

Irish Mike




  
Date: 23 Jan 2009 22:04:54
From: RussGeorgiev@aol.com
Subject: Re: Amarillo Slim robbed and beaten
He's the world's greatest hustler, just ask him. Think it's easy
getting a guy into the middle of a field in the middle of the night?
Then, taking a supposed $8,000 in cash to the middle of the field? I
just don't think so. A guy owes you $3,000, so you go to the middle of
a field at night with $8,000 on you?





On Jan 23, 8:38=EF=BF=BDpm, OrangeSFO <intangible...@yahoo.com > wrote:
> "Lured to a field"...?
>
> I'm beginnning to wonder if Mr. Slim isn't a bit of a halfwit



 
Date: 23 Jan 2009 20:22:39
From: FangBanger
Subject: Re: Amarillo Slim robbed and beaten
On Jan 23 2009 7:40 PM, Paul Popinjay wrote:

> http://www.amarillo.com/stories/012209/new_12362001.shtml
>
> Web-posted Thursday, January 22, 2009
> Amarillo Slim beaten, robbed
>
> Amarillo Slim arrived at a hotel on Soncy Road expecting
> to collect a debt.
> But the man he met apparently had other plans.
>
> Amarillo police say Slim, whose real name is Thomas Preston, was beaten and
> robbed Tuesday night at the hotel near Interstate 40.
>
> The 80-year-old Slim, a world champion poker player, said it was the fifth
> time he's been robbed in a year.
>
> He said Wednesday that he was lured to a field next to the hotel at 9:10
> p.m. with the promise of a four-wheeler that was to serve as collateral for
> a $3,000 gambling debt, Slim said.
>
> "The four-wheeler didn't come, but the bogeyman did," he said.
>
> Amarillo police said Slim suffered minor abrasions and did not require
> medical treatment at the scene.
>
> But Slim said he was beaten so badly he suffered a broken hand, thumb and
> jaw and went to a hospital for treatment. Doctors told him the jaw will
> require surgery, he said.
>
> The assailant also stole $8,000 in cash Slim was carrying and a 7.5-carat
> diamond ring valued at $85,000, he said.
>
> "I don't know what he hit me with, but it sure hurts," he said.
>
> "They left me laying out there in that field. Certainly, they assumed I was
> dead."
>
> When he regained consciousness, he said he went to the front desk of the
> hotel, where employees called police.
>
> According to a police report, Slim said he was robbed by a man in his late
> 30s. Slim said the man who beat him wasn't wearing a mask and that he
> recognized him.
>
> He gave police a name and phone number for the person he suspects was his
> assailant.
>
> As to why he was carrying such a large amount of cash, he said that is part
> of his profession.
>
> "Because of what I do, we have to have money, we don't use a check or an
> IOU," he said.
>
> Slim said someone must be looking out for him to have survived so many
> robberies.
>
> "They're still sweating and I'm still betting," he said.

better luck next time !!


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Voltaire

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Date: 23 Jan 2009 21:16:43
From: DELETETHIS
Subject: Re: Amarillo Slim robbed and beaten
couldnt happen to a nicer guy

Paul Popinjay wrote:
> http://www.amarillo.com/stories/012209/new_12362001.shtml
>
> Web-posted Thursday, January 22, 2009
> Amarillo Slim beaten, robbed
>
> Amarillo Slim arrived at a hotel on Soncy Road expecting
> to collect a debt.
> But the man he met apparently had other plans.
>
> Amarillo police say Slim, whose real name is Thomas Preston, was beaten and
> robbed Tuesday night at the hotel near Interstate 40.
>
> The 80-year-old Slim, a world champion poker player, said it was the fifth
> time he's been robbed in a year.
>
> He said Wednesday that he was lured to a field next to the hotel at 9:10
> p.m. with the promise of a four-wheeler that was to serve as collateral for
> a $3,000 gambling debt, Slim said.
>
> "The four-wheeler didn't come, but the bogeyman did," he said.
>
> Amarillo police said Slim suffered minor abrasions and did not require
> medical treatment at the scene.
>
> But Slim said he was beaten so badly he suffered a broken hand, thumb and
> jaw and went to a hospital for treatment. Doctors told him the jaw will
> require surgery, he said.
>
> The assailant also stole $8,000 in cash Slim was carrying and a 7.5-carat
> diamond ring valued at $85,000, he said.
>
> "I don't know what he hit me with, but it sure hurts," he said.
>
> "They left me laying out there in that field. Certainly, they assumed I was
> dead."
>
> When he regained consciousness, he said he went to the front desk of the
> hotel, where employees called police.
>
> According to a police report, Slim said he was robbed by a man in his late
> 30s. Slim said the man who beat him wasn't wearing a mask and that he
> recognized him.
>
> He gave police a name and phone number for the person he suspects was his
> assailant.
>
> As to why he was carrying such a large amount of cash, he said that is part
> of his profession.
>
> "Because of what I do, we have to have money, we don't use a check or an
> IOU," he said.
>
> Slim said someone must be looking out for him to have survived so many
> robberies.
>
> "They're still sweating and I'm still betting," he said.
>
>
>


 
Date: 23 Jan 2009 20:50:14
From: A Man Beaten by Jacks
Subject: Re: Amarillo Slim robbed and beaten
On Fri, 23 Jan 2009 17:40:59 -0800, "Paul Popinjay"
<paulpopinjay@sbcglobal.net > wrote:

>http://www.amarillo.com/stories/012209/new_12362001.shtml

>Web-posted Thursday, January 22, 2009
>Amarillo Slim beaten, robbed

>Amarillo Slim arrived at a hotel on Soncy Road expecting
>to collect a debt.
>But the man he met apparently had other plans.

>Amarillo police say Slim, whose real name is Thomas Preston, was beaten and
>robbed Tuesday night at the hotel near Interstate 40.

>The 80-year-old Slim, a world champion poker player, said it was the fifth
>time he's been robbed in a year.

Yeah right. I'm beginning to suspect this octogenarian groper of itty
bitty titty of suffering from Munchausen syndrome of some kind.