Aaron Mermelstein obtained robbed at airport and misplaced $9000 after police discovered his lacking bag. Mermelstein is a two-time World Poker Tour Champion with greater than $3.2 million in profession match earnings and he’s at the moment indulged in a authorized tussle with the Broward County Sherrif’s Workplace over allegations that his cash has been stolen from his again pack. He had misplaced his bag on the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Worldwide Airport final yr. “I used to be headed to ACR Cage occasion in Costa Rica,” Mermelstein mentioned. “I used to be at Fort Lauderdale Airport as I had simply arrived from Philadelphia. I used to be a bit busy doing just a few necessary issues and attending a telephone name. I obtained on board and that was after I realized that I’ve misplaced my bag.”
“I couldn’t something as I had already boarded the flight however I attempted to stay optimistic,” he added. “I made a name to the officers and it took them to a few days to find the bag. There was the Canadian cash, poker chips and every thing else nevertheless it didn’t have any money inside.”
“Initially, I used to be working with a criminologist who was extra frightened about refuting me than demonstrating me proper. He did not look like frightened in regards to the reconnaissance video, it was progressively crucial to him to take a gander at my story. I wanted to make clear that I used to be a poker participant and that it was typical for me to convey some huge cash.”
Decided, Mermelstein pushed on, and in the long term found that his sack had been sitting for 16 hours at a cellphone charging station earlier than it was discovered by Deputy Michael Spencer. Months after the actual fact, he found that Spencer uncared for to pursue conference with the unattended pack, and held up earlier than saying it. CCTV footage signifies Spencer peering contained in the sack, earlier than shutting it and bringing it into an open lavatory. He returned round ten minutes after the actual fact, at precisely that time turning on his physique digicam and bringing over extra cops to report discovering the knapsack. Spencer, as indicated by the case supplemental report, asserted that he by no means noticed any of the $9,000. The money was likewise so far as anybody is aware of not there when the BCAD’s Terrence Williams peered inside to do inventory. Mermelstein is now hoping to proceed the struggle for getting the footage.