Associated Press 4:09 p.m. CST February 14, 2015
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) - A southwest Missouri man finds out that winning big at a casino and leaving with a woman he met there don't always end up well.
The Joplin Globe reports a 29-year-old Joplin man won $1,200 Thursday at Downstream Casino, just across the Oklahoma border.
Police say he fell asleep on a couch in his home but was awakened by two men holding a knife to his throat and beating him with a baseball bat.
Police Capt. Bob Higginbotham says the attackers took all of his winnings and left, apparently also taking with them a woman the victim met at the casino and brought home.
The crimes remained under investigation and no arrests had been made as of Friday.
Information from: The Joplin (Mo.) Globe