Casino Crime Roundup: Oklahoma Casino Winner Robbed, Scared By Snake

Posted on: March 20, 2024, 09:37h. 

Last updated on: March 21, 2024, 11:41h.

An alleged robber was arrested this month for frightening a winner at Oklahoma’s Remington Park Casino with a snake and then stealing their jackpot, authorities said.

Remington Park Casino
Oklahoma’s Remington Park Casino, pictured above. A man was robbed there after a suspect displayed a snake. (Image: OKC Adventure District)

The incident began when Jason McBrayer, 43, sat down next to a slot machine player at the casino. McBrayer then displayed a live snake.

Held the snake up and actually scared the person enough that they got up and left,” Master Sergeant/Public Information Officer Gary Knight at Oklahoma City Police Department told Oklahoma TV station KWTV this week.

The victim was so scared, he fled and didn’t take his ticket worth more than $400 from the slot machine, the report said. McBrayer allegedly grabbed the ticket, got money at an ATM, and walked out of the gaming property.

The next day, he was spotted on 23rd Street in Oklahoma City, where he was allegedly threatening people again with a snake.

In one instance, McBrayer threatened an employee at a convenience store, where he lunged the snake at her, police said. He also threatened customers in the store with the same snake, witnesses revealed to police.

Decapitates Snake

“During the disturbance, he [also] takes a knife and cuts off the head of the snake and throws the snake away,” Knight revealed.

McBrayer fled when police arrived at the store. Officers apprehended him at a nearby bank. McBrayer was arrested for robbery by force or fear and animal cruelty, police said.

You don’t see a snake or even an animal for that matter used as a weapon in a robbery very often,” Knight added to KWTV. “It’s something we rarely see.”

There’s no word on what kind of snake he used in the plot, nor was it clear if the snake was poisonous. No one was believed to have been bitten by the reptile.

Police Confiscate Drugs, Weapons

Osage Nation Tribal police stopped and apprehended a suspect in Oklahoma last week at an Osage Casino. In his possession were multiple guns, ammo, and 200 grams of suspected methenamine (meth).

Tribal police responded to the gaming property last Thursday after officers were alerted a man wanted on charges was in the building, according to Oklahoma TV station KTUL.

The suspect was being sought by multiple police departments for pending criminal warrants. He also was described as “armed and dangerous,” the report revealed.

Tribal police apprehended the suspect without apparent incident. He was not identified by police or local media. It’s unclear what charges are pending against him.