The 22-year-old from Oklahoma, who finished 31st at the Aussie Millions Poker Championship (good for a portly sum of $30,000), had just cashed in his winnings when he got the urge for a big fat juicy burger or three at McDonald’s and got mugged on his way back.
As The Australian reports, “Potter was walking back to his hotel room at Crown Plaza after feasting at McDonald’s about 4:30am” when a knife-wielding robber hit him over the head and made off with his cash.
“I had already been home to my hotel room but decided to go out and get something to eat because I was hungry,” he said. “I heard someone running resolutely behind me. As I turned around I just got knocked on the back of the head. I fell down and this guy reached immediately into my hooded pocket.”
Potter said he thought about fighting back but then realized that getting stabbed would suck.
For a TV news video account of the story, go here.
For Potter’s 2p2 post on the mugging, go here.
For why you shouldn’t walk around late at night with $30,000 cash in your pocket, go