More black eyes for Encore
By Josh Resnek
Do you know anyone who goes to a casino or hotel intending to start a fight on the gaming floor?
Frankly, the idea of fighting inside a casino is as alien to me as fighting in public anywhere.
Last weekend, several folks showed up at the Encore Casino who were headed for very different and difficult experiences.
To be perfectly honest, there was no way for the Encore operators to stop what happened over the weekend.
It is, after all, impossible to police people bent on creating havoc in places meant for fun.
Saturday night, two State Police troopers and an Everett police officer were injured in separate chaotic scenes leading to the tasering and arrest of one man and the arrest of another.
Around 2 a.m. Saturday night, a man identified as Brandon Wangoon, 25, of Brockton was being led from the gaming floor by Encore security when he became irate and aggressive.
When police arrived, he apparently took it to another level and violently attacked the police.
A trooper used a stun gun to disable Wangoon and to handcuff him. Wangoon again became assaultive, according to police, and had to be tackled.
A trooper struck his head taking down Wangoon and was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital where it was reported he had suffered a concussion.