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Actor Claims He was Handcuffed at Las Vegas Casino

30 April 2003

LOS ANGELES – As reported by the Associated Press: ``Jeff Conaway, former co-star of TV's 'Taxi,' has sued the owners of Mandalay Bay, claiming security guards broke his arm at the Las Vegas casino last summer.

``…Conaway, a recovering alcoholic, said he had been drinking free cocktails and gambling while he was in town to discuss working as a spokesman for an unnamed company.

``Several hours later, casino officials told him he no longer would be allowed to gamble. According to the lawsuit, he went to the room he was sharing with his wife then returned and tried to place a blackjack bet.

``He again was told he was not allowed to drink or gamble. The next morning, according to the suit, Conaway went to the guest registration desk with $1,000 in cash and chips and asked to speak to a supervisor…"

``Instead, he was surrounded by security guards who 'viciously, and without provocation ... violently slammed him to the floor of the casino,' the suit claims…"

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