Tropicana Las Vegas Restaurant Customer Allegedly Threatens to Blow Up Building

Posted on: June 10, 2022, 03:24h. 

Last updated on: June 10, 2022, 10:28h.

A man who refused to pay his check on Wednesday evening at a Tropicana Las Vegas restaurant threatened to blow up the casino hotel, police said. He also allegedly threatened to kill a responding officer.

Tropicana Las Vegas
Tropicana Las Vegas, pictured above. The casino-hotel was the site of a bomb threat after a restaurant customer refused to pay his check, police said. (Image:

The suspect, identified as James Rummel, 61, was detained by hotel security shortly after the incident. During this time, Rummel told a hostess that he owned the Tropicana, KTNV, a local TV station, reported. He also made suicidal threats and threatened to kill a security guard if he was taken into custody.

Despite the threats, Rummel was booked at Clark County Detention Center on Thursday and charged with making terroristic threats.  He was identified through surveillance camera footage at the gaming property, KTNV said.

He remained in custody as of today, according to online jail records. He is scheduled to appear in court next Tuesday, June 14.

Law and Punishment

Making a false bomb threat in Nevada is classified as a felony.

A bomb threat is classified as a crime if someone willfully conveys false information about an explosive device aimed to destroy property or injure individuals. Convictions can carry multi-year prison sentences.

Recent Wynn Threat

Last week, a woman allegedly phoned in a bomb threat for the Wynn Las Vegas. She claimed she was a relative of the family linked to Warner Bros. No bomb was found.

The incident occurred last Friday after Ashley Warner, 31, could not get a room at the hotel, police said. She was later located by Las Vegas Metro police at the hotel. She told police she was a “trust fund baby for Warner Bros. Studios.” Warner also told cops she was “tired of being harassed and dealing with people who don’t know how to act when she says she does not have ID,” according to the police report.

She was booked Saturday and remained in custody at the Clark County Detention Center as of today. Her specific charges are unclear.

She was being held without bail because of a prior charge, KLAS, a local TV station, said. She had been charged with trespassing for the prior incident. KLAS said a local judge ordered that she could not visit the Las Vegas Strip. reached out to Warner Bros. Entertainment for a statement on Warner’s arrest. No company statement was released immediately. Police could not confirm she was associated with Warner Bros. or the Warner family.

Threat at Dotty’s Casino

In November, a Las Vegas man allegedly told police a bomb was planted at a Dotty’s casino in Las Vegas. He was allegedly trying to distract officers from his golf cart theft.

The suspect, Scott Wesolaski, 31, later explained to police he made the threat to ensure his escape in the small, stolen vehicle, cops said. No bomb was found.