Viejas Casino Complaint - Conspiracy And Attempted Theft Of Camera, Successful Theft Of Concert Ticket
ALPINE, CALIFORNIA -- THE FOLLOWING IS THE ACTUAL E-MAIL SENT TO THE VIEJAS CASINO ON DEC. 15, 2007 IN REGARDS TO CONSPIRACY AND ATTEMPTED THEFT OF MY CAMERA AND THEFT OF MY CONCERT TICKET BY SECURITY STAFF ON DEC. 1, 2007.....
Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2007 16:16:06 -0800 (PST)
From: "robert malek" Add to Address Book Add Mobile Alert
Subject: CRIMINALLY VICTIMIZED BY YOUR SECURITY STAFF
611 SOUTH PALM CANYON DR. # 7
PALM SPRINGS, CA. 92264
On, Dec. 1, 2007, I attended the Christian Castro concert with a premium ticket, Row 2, Seat 4 - right. I had no previous knowledge of no cameras to this event. No information on ticketmaster stated no cameras. No information on your website stated no cameras. No information on the ticket stated no cameras. Furthermore, Christian Castro himself does not ban cameras either. Simply check all his other concerts and none of them say no cameras. Furthermore, once again, nowhere on your website did it state this either! I drove from Palm Springs, Ca. to attend this event. Upon entrance, when I showed the woman at the door my ticket, I was told no cameras! Since most venues and all casinos I have ever gone to for a concert prohibit video cameras, but allow basic consumer point and shoot cameras, I figured that everything was fine....
When Christian Castro came out on stage, I took out my camera and put it up to my face. Before I even took one picture, one of your security staff members came up to me and demanded my camera. She said " I told you no cameras! Now you have to give me your camera!" I told her my understanding which I indicated above and told her I won't use it then. She said "No. I told you no cameras. Now, give me your camera." I told her I'll put it back in my car then. She said, " Give me your camera or I'm calling the guard." I said, "I'll just leave then." She said, " No. I'm getting the guard" and she proceeded to go to the guard. Meanwhile, I hurriedly left the concert and casino, in fear that your security staff were going to steal my camera from me.
Thankfully, I was able to escape your casino without my camera being stolen by your staff. However, your staff clearly in effect stole something else - my ticket since I never even heard Mr. Castro speak ONE WORD.
I DEMAND TO BE DULY COMPENSATED FOR MY LOSS.
A) MY MONEY BACK IN FULL FOR THE TICKET PLUS ALL ADDITIONAL FEES CHARGED BY TICKETMASTER..
B) $60. IN GAS (ROUND TRIP FROM PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA.)
IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO COMPENSATE ME FOR THE DAMAGE YOU HAVE CAUSED, I WILL MAKE OUT A POLICE REPORT, PRESS CHARGES, PUT UP A WEBSITE IN REGARDS TO THIS SITUATION TO ASCERTAIN WHO ELSE YOU MAY HAVE VICTIMIZED IN THE PAST AND HELP PREVENT OTHERS FROM BEING VICTIMIZED IN THE FUTURE, PLACE A COPY OF POLICE REPORT ON THE WEBSITE, POST INFORMATION ON RIPOFFREPORT.COM, SUE YOU FOR ACTUAL AND PUNITIVE DAMAGES AND CONTACT CHRISTIAN CASTROS MANAGEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT RESPOND AND COMPLY WITHIN 7 DAYS OF THIS LETTER FURTHER ACTION WILL IMMEDIATELY BE TAKEN.
THE ACTIONS OF YOUR CASINO ARE DISGUSTING, IRREPREHENSIBLE AND CRIMINAL.
THE GROUNDS OF WHICH A POLICE OFFICER MAY CONFISCATE OR TAKE AWAY ANOTHER PERSONS PROPERTY IS ONLY DURING THE COMMISSION OF A CRIME OR COURT ORDER. WHAT I HAVE DONE IS NO CRIME. WHAT YOU HAVE DONE, IS. BY THE WAY, HAVE YOU
EVER HEARD OF CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT A CRIME?
THEIR ONLY RESPONSE AND ONLY ONE EVER RECEIVED: "The Security you reference for the concert is a private contract company hired for the concert only and not my Officers. However Casino management will be looking into this incident."
VIEJAS: "The Security you reference for the concert is a private contract company
ME: What is the name and contact information for this company?
VIEJAS: hired for the concert only and not my Officers. However Casino management will be looking into this incident. "
ME: Thank You. I appreciate it.
ME: Since you hired this company, you can be held liable.
However, If what you are saying is in fact so, if you are willing to cooperate with me in regards to their company information and cooperate with me to obtain reasonable compensation ( as per indicated in my letter), from them I will not hold you liable and take no action against you. However, I expect full cooperation from you. If I need to file suit against them, I expect you to also be a plaintiff against this company if they do not wish to reimburse your customer since YOU were the host of the event and I was YOUR customer. You were THEIR customer. If what you are saying is true, then YOU AND I HAVE BOTH BEEN DAMAGED BY THEM.
Regardless, even though the amount of actual damage is not great (less than 200 dollars) I will not be victimized in this manner and "forget about it."
By the way, I am willing to take a polygraph test from the police to confirm the truthfulness of my statements in the letter sent to you and I also declare its full truthfulness under penalty of perjury.
I also declare under penalty of perjury that I have never experienced a situation such as this before and have never filed a suit or threatened to file a suit against a casino ever before in my life.
NO RESPONSE OR INFORMATION HAS EVER BEEN RECEIVED BY THE VIEJAS CASINO WHATSOEVER EXCEPT TO THEIR RESPONSE ABOVE. I E-MAILED THEM TWICE LAST WEEK WITH NO REPLY - ROBERT MALEK