US News Planet Hollywood sued for Vegas Strip hotel room mannequin

05:26  19 may  2017
05:26  19 may  2017 Source:   Associated Press

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Californian tourist is suing the Planet Hollywood casino- hotel on the Las Vegas Strip , claiming negligence and assault caused by a life-sized mannequin that was in his room .

LAS VEGAS — A tourist is suing a Las Vegas Strip hotel , claiming a life-sized mannequin in his darkened room caused him to flee and suffer injuries. Kent Jacobs Boutwell, of Southern California, filed the lawsuit Monday against the Planet Hollywood casino- hotel in Clark County District Court

FILE--In this Oct. 20, 2009, file photo, Planet Hollywood property PH Towers Westgate is pictured near the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas. A tourist has filed a lawsuit against the Planet Hollywood casino-hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, claiming he was seriously injured while trying to escape his room because he was scared of a life-sized mannequin. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, file) © The Associated Press FILE--In this Oct. 20, 2009, file photo, Planet Hollywood property PH Towers Westgate is pictured near the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas. A tourist has filed a lawsuit against the Planet Hollywood casino-hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, claiming he was seriously injured while trying to escape his room because he was scared of a life-sized mannequin. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, file)

LAS VEGAS — A tourist is suing a Las Vegas Strip hotel, claiming a life-sized mannequin in his darkened room caused him to flee and suffer injuries.

Kent Jacobs Boutwell, of Southern California, filed the lawsuit Monday against the Planet Hollywood casino-hotel in Clark County District Court, seeking at least $10,000 in damages.

Planet Hollywood sued for Vegas Strip hotel room mannequin

  Planet Hollywood sued for Vegas Strip hotel room mannequin A tourist is suing a Las Vegas Strip hotel, claiming a life-sized mannequin in his darkened room caused him to flee and suffer injuries. Kent Jacobs Boutwell, of Southern California, filed the lawsuit Monday against the Planet Hollywood casino-hotel in Clark County District Court, seeking at least $10,000 in damages."I've got some experience handling hotel casino cases," said Boutwell's lawyer, Richard Johnson. "This was certainly a new set of facts."Caesars Entertainment declined to comment on the lawsuit, citing pending litigation.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A tourist is suing a Las Vegas Strip hotel , claiming a life-sized mannequin in his darkened room caused him to flee and suffer injuries. Kent Jacobs Boutwell, of Southern California, filed the lawsuit Monday against the Planet Hollywood casino- hotel in Clark County District Court

LAS VEGAS — A tourist is suing a Las Vegas Strip hotel , claiming a life-sized mannequin in his darkened room caused him to flee and suffer injuries. Kent Jacobs Boutwell, of Southern California, filed the lawsuit Monday against the Planet Hollywood casino- hotel in Clark County District Court

"I've got some experience handling hotel casino cases," said Boutwell's lawyer, Richard Johnson. "This was certainly a new set of facts."

Caesars Entertainment declined to comment on the lawsuit, citing pending litigation. On the use of mannequins in their nearly 2,500 hotel rooms, a spokeswoman said Planet Hollywood has traditionally been decorated with memorabilia, which is now being removed as part of a renovation that will wrap up this year.

Boutwell said he was shocked and surprised by a human figure when he entered his darkened hotel room in the heart of the Strip in May 2015. As he tried to escape the room thinking that there was a person inside who was there to hurt him, he said he suffered serious injuries.

It turned out that the human figure was a mannequin wearing a "Miller Lite" racing suit that was locked in a glass cabinet.

The lawsuit claims he suffered undefined injuries to his body, limbs, organs, mind and nervous systems, resulting in conditions that may be permanent and disabling.

The lawsuit claims a life-sized human figure in a darkened room is dangerous and hazardous and that Planet Hollywood should warn its customers about the mannequins.

Boutwell said the incident has left him limited in what he can do for work and fun, including a loss of life enjoyment. He's seeking damages to cover his medical bills, attorney fees, pain and suffering and wages and earning potential.

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