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Published:September 28th, 2014 11:04 EST

Slot Machine Luck Saves Gambler From Jail

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Police in Germany said a gambler about to be taken away to jail suddenly won enough money from a slot machine to pay off his fine.


Bochum police said the 37-year-old man was wanted by police because he had been ordered to pay a $900 fine or face 71 days in jail for resisting arrest."


Before the police could cuff the one-arm scofflaw (how do you handcuff a one-arm perp?), he started shouting in joy.

It turns out the one-arm criminal got the best of the one-arm bandit slot machine, his $1,268 jackpot allowed him to pay his fine on the spot and avoid doing a stint in the Big House.

Moral of the story? Take your pick:

*Luck trumps good character

*Casino owners are the real criminals

*Luck is no respecter of persons

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