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"Thunder From Down Under" dancer shot during fight with robbery suspect

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 00:50

March 19 - Police say the suspect tried to sneak backstage to steal from the Las Vegas show. Jennifer Davis reports.

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A Thunder From Down Under male exotic dancer is recovering after getting in a fight with a robbery suspect at Las Vegas' Excalibur club Tuesday night. Officers say the incident began when the suspect tried to dress up and sneak backstage to steal from the performers' lockers. (SOUNDBITE) SGT. CRIS JOHNSON, METRO POLICE SAYING: "Originally he was wearing a t-shirt that said Thunder from Down Under and they asked him to leave. He came back and was wearing a different shirt, so they didn't notice him at first." The fight started when one of the dancers saw the man, realized he didn't belong, and confronted him. Police say the suspect fired a gun during the scuffle and the bullet hit the wall, sending debris into the entertainer's face. The dancer who was hit is expected to be okay.

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"Thunder From Down Under" dancer shot during fight with robbery suspect

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 00:50