Police released a booking photo of the "John Doe" arrested after a shooting inside the Excalibur hotel-casino on March 18, 2014. (LVMPD)
The exterior of the Excalibur Hotel and Casino is seen on March 18, 2014. (File/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
Police said performers for an all-male dance revue on the Las Vegas Strip thwarted a gunman seen stealing property inside the dancers' locker room.
Las Vegas Metro police said none of the performers were shot in the altercation that happened inside the Excalibur Hotel and Casino Tuesday night. Officers were called to the property just before 9:30 p.m.
According to an arrest report, the man was witnessed wandering around the backstage and auditorium area of the show wearing a SWAT hat and shoes and a firefighter's shirt.
Several people noticed him but just assumed he was a new dancer.
As the dancers began dressing for the show, several of them noticed they were missing pieces of their costumes and makeup.
One of the dancers noticed a suitcase and show props outside of a dressing room. The suitcase was filled with dance costumes belonging to the show.
As the dancer and show director were inspecting the suitcase, Doe approached them and said, "What are you doing? I just bought all that stuff for my girlfriend."
At that point, a struggle between several dancers and Doe ensued. Doe said, "I got a gun. I'm gonna shoot," pulled a .44 Magnum handgun out and pointed it at a dancer's head, the report stated.
Someone pushed the gun away from the dancer's head just as a round was fired. It struck a wall. The dancers continued struggling with Doe until he was detained by security and eventually taken into custody by Metro officers.
The man identified himself to police as Michael Maharas, but that identity was never confirmed. A search of Clark County Detention Center records, though, showed charges connected to the incident under the name Joey Kadmiri, 24.
Doe was taken to University Medical Center for treatment for injuries. While at the hospital, he was extremely violent with staff and had to be sedated, according to the report.
The man was later booked into Clark County Detention Center on counts of attempted murder with a deadly weapon, attempted robbery with a deadly weapon and burglary with a deadly weapon.
A representative for MGM Resorts, which owns the Excalibur, said the show remains on schedule for Wednesday.
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