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LVMPD taking action on scooter behavior on Las Vegas Strip

Posted at 4:15 PM, Sep 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-24 08:33:50-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A video is going viral on social media showing scooters being ridden down an escalator on Las Vegas Boulevard with one person almost tumbling down.

It was a frightening scene on the Las Vegas Strip Sunday night. This video shows a person attempting to go down an escalator on a scooter and nearly tumbling down.

“I looked at it and said here we go. More craziness in the town as we reopen.”

Anthony Curtis is the owner of LasVegasAdvisor.com. He says the visitors look like they have been drinking with their tall cups clearly visible as they drive around. He’s not surprised to see this behavior.

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“These people have decided to do it on scooters. A lot of people do it on foot. Some people do it on golf carts. Some people do it in their car, and that’s not good," he said.

Curtis says this crazy behavior happens with locals but says visitors are often seen as the main culprit.

“You’re looking more at people coming in from out of town, saying this is a good opportunity to raise some hell. That’s what Vegas is known for. They just take it a little too far," he said.

Curtis believes if Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department begins taking action, people may think twice about getting foolish on scooters.

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“Craziness in Las Vegas is going to be tolerated as far as it’s tolerated. Until they start cracking down, we’ll see this kind of behavior,” he said.

LVMPD says it’s aware of foolish behavior on scooters. It says it’s taking preventative action by working with scooter companies on adjusting their protocols, like raising the deposit to rent them. It’s also deploying officers to ensure no crimes are being committed while someone is on a scooter.

“What’s probably in the works right now is them being a little bit more responsible about who they rent to. Whether it’s a scooter company or whether it’s the casinos themselves,” Curtis said.

He says for anyone walking around on the Strip, watch out for any craziness involving scooters.

“If you see these people on motorized vehicles, you got to step to the side,” Curtis said.

13 Action News also noticed the elevators at that corner of Harmon and Las Vegas Blvd. have been shut down and out of service. We did reach out to representatives at the Harmon Retail Corner but haven’t heard back yet.