Let this story serve as a reminder to all poker players professional and recreational, that in this game you can’t be too careful.
Self-described poker pro Jerad Klick told Jackson Township police that after going on a multi-day heater at the tables (and the pit) of the Horseshoe Casino in Cleveland, two armed men forced their way into his house stealing winnings of $60k in cash and $90k in casino chips.
Klick created an account on Two Plus Two to give some additional details about the incident:
The situation is indescribable thru words or conversation. Also when I looked out the peep hole I was unable to see anything. I have lots of friends and family that live within a 2 mile radius. Me not expecting anyone doesn’t mean I ever thought something like this would happen. The bat was in my hand bc it’s all I had and yes it was midnight, I had big money in the house, and a child. The bat was instantly dropped out of my hand as two 6 foot men dressed in all black, masks, boots and gloves with two guns pointed at my head standing in my living room.
Police have swept Klick’s house for evidence and, according to Ohio.com, were told by Kilck that “the intruders beat him and chased him around the house as they demanded to be shown the safe.”
Klick says that while he doesn’t have a safe in the house, he was only holding on to that much money for a short period of time as he was preparing to take it to the bank.
The situation sounds close to that of 2010 WSOP Champion Jonathan Duhamel’s horrifying ordeal when his ex-girlfriend staged a home invasion to rob him.
For more comments from Jerad Klick on his situation, here’s the current running thread on Two Plus Two.