Man Stung in Nads by Scorpion While Sleeping at Las Vegas Resort

Posted on: March 4, 2024, 08:15h. 

Last updated on: March 5, 2024, 12:15h.

A holiday guest at The Venetian got a Christmas present he will never forget. You may never forget it, either.

 remains of the scorpion
This photo allegedly shows the remains of the scorpion on the underwear in which the incident occurred. It reportedly stung a guest at the Venetian Las Vegas last Christmas. Allegedly. (Image: KLAS-TV/Las Vegas)

Michael Farchi of Agoura Hills, Calif. said he woke up in agony in his suite at 8 a.m. on Dec. 26, 2023.

I just felt like somebody stabbing me in my private area,” Farchi told KLAS-TV/Las Vegas. “It felt like a sharp glass or a knife.”

Upon investigating in the bathroom, Farchi said he saw one of the last things anyone wants to see hanging off their underpants.

“Everybody was in shock, nobody believed,” Farchi said. “Even I couldn’t believe it.”

Because no one can ever see enough images of scorpions in the underwear of casino resort guests, here’s a wider shot. (Image: KLAS)

Farchi said he didn’t think to ask how the scorpion could have gotten into his suite.

“It was just under my cover,” he said.

Farchi filed a private report with the Strip property that detailed the incident, including his visit to a hospital where he was officially diagnosed with … wait for it … a scorpion sting in the testicles.

According to Farchi, the resort comped his room when he left on the morning of December 27. However, after consulting with an attorney, Farchi believes that this wasn’t fair enough compensation for his pain and suffering.

A rep for The Venetian told KLAS-TV that the resort “has protocols for all incidents and we can confirm they were followed in this incident.”

All uncomfortable humor aside, scorpion stings can be serious injuries. A six-year-old girl died of one in Morocco in 2021, despite medical intervention.