Plantation couple robbed after leaving casino

Posted by Elizabeth Stewart - email

PLANTATION, FL (WFLX) - A Plantation man had just finished running the table at the Seminole Hard Rock, and he wasn't about to give up his winnings without a fight. Nevermind that he's 74 years old.

Thomas Gigliotti tells police he made about $4,000 playing Texas Hold-'Em poker on Friday night, but when he and his wife got home, they were approached by two armed men who demanded the money.

But once they got his money, Gigliotti jumped in his SUV and chased the robbers, even ramming into their car at one point.

The chase reportedly hit 70 miles an hour through the quiet neighborhood. Eventually, the men bailed from the car.

They are still on the loose.

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