Photo: Christopher Hernandez
CORNING – An attempted robbery occurred on August 9 at the Rolling Hills Casino at 9:45 a.m. The call came to law enforcement as a “robbery in progress.”
49-year-old Christopher Zerr Hernandez left the casino without any money and with officers looking for him.
Hernadez drove his tan 2000 GMC pickup and before long officers spotted him. He also refused to yield at a traffic stop on Interstate 5
The chase proceeded north on 5. The suspect drove recklessly, “swerving in and out of traffic,” often going over 100 mph.
Near the Antelope Boulevard exit, Hernandez drove over a spike strip but kept driving. He drove over a second strip and that stopped him.
He veered off through a barbed wire fence and crashed in a dry creek bed.
Then officers arrested him and charged him with attempted robbery and felony evading, with a $105,000 bail.
Apparently Hernandez entered the casino demanded entry into the cash cage, declaring he had a gun. The press release says, “As casino security personnel responded, Mr. Hernandez fled the
grounds without gaining access to the cash cage.”
It adds, “Rolling Hills Casino did not sustain monetary loss.”
The house always wins.