Las Vegas Hobo Killer Duped by Mannequin

Man arrested after attack on homeless person ‘decoy’

 

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man accused of attacking a mannequin that Las Vegas police positioned to resemble a homeless person following two slayings remained jailed Friday.

A judge has set bail at $50,000 for Shane Schindler, who is charged with one count of carrying a concealed weapon, the Las Vegas Review-Journal (http://bit.ly/2lnlDOa ) reported. Schindler was arrested last week following the Feb. 22 incident.

Schindler’s arrest report says police set up the mannequin resembling a sleeping man after detectives had no leads on the slayings of two homeless men earlier this year in downtown Las Vegas. Authorities hadn’t ruled out the possibility of “thrill kills” and placed the blanket-covered mannequin on the same spot where one of the two men was killed.

The report says Schindler, 30, approached the “decoy,” looked around for traffic and struck it with a 4-pound engineer’s hammer he had in a bag. Surveillance video captured the incident.

According to the report, Schindler told police he “knew it was a mannequin” before hitting it. But police dispute that statement.

“The decoy mannequin was staged in a manner which would have made it impossible for Schindler to have determined the mannequin was not a human being before he struck,” according to the arrest report. “Schindler swung the hammer using both arms to generate maximum force to his blow.”

Deputy public defender Ashley Sisolak described Schindler’s bail as excessive. She said her “client has proclaimed his innocence, and I look forward to fighting these allegations.”

Daniel Aldape, 46, and David Dunn, 60, were bludgeoned to death within a month’s time earlier this year. Both had suffered apparent head trauma.

http://wtop.com/watercooler/2017/03/man-arrested-after-attack-on-homeless-person-decoy/

McNulty sure has changed. Also, there is no way that David Dunn could be bludgeoned to death.

Jesus

I wonder if he had a list?

Jorge Zimmerman at it again!

Tons of homeless people have alcohol problems. The ones in Vegas are always hammered.

UltimateKeyboardWarrior - 


I wonder if he had a list?



well done

Schindler's list

A hobo once told him he couldn't touch this, thus plunging him into a downward spiral of hammer time

Bail seems low for murder. 

Jayn200 - 

Bail seems low for murder. 


I think that's the Hobo price.

Lucille needs to visit this guy's head a few times

Stackdoe - Tons of homeless people have alcohol problems. The ones in Vegas are always hammered.
Heeeyoo!!

That is fucking horrific. I can't even fathom how someone could do such terrible acts.

tonberry -
Jayn200 - 

Bail seems low for murder. 


I think that's the Hobo price.

All they really have him on is suspicion at best. I can't even imagine what he's really charged with. Even though he's guilty as fuck. 

A 4 pound engineering hammer. Dang that is brutal. Heads probably popped like a grape.

I live in Vegas and I swear this dude looks familiar. Like maybe Ive seen him around some of the card rooms.

Also, if he keeps his mouth shut, they're not going to get him on much, which is a shame. Cruel, cowardly sack of shit.

trump should authorize something worse than waterboarding on his ass.

Wow.