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Navy SEAL Goes on Rampage on Las Vegas Strip

LAS VEGAS – A Navy SEAL stands accused of fifteen felonies, after what police are calling “random attacks” on the Las Vegas Strip. In March 2010, Luke Shawley was caught on camera in a violent, bloody rampage, swinging a metal pipe at unrelated tourists, both men and women, who crossed his path.

Shawley’s attorney Ross Goodman tells 8newsnow.com that his client began an ordinary evening with friends at the Venetian, first having dinner, then drinks at Tao nightclub.

Shawley admits to drinking eight or nine cocktails that night, then at around 3:30 in the morning, according to the website, he suddenly went berserk.

Metal pipe in hand, Shawley hit anyone he came across, including a woman in her sixties.

Shawley next returned to the nightclub, where he was eventually subdued by Metro Police and subsequently taken to University Medical Center. Tests reportedly showed he was intoxicated, with a blood-alcohol level nearly twice the legal driving limit.

Goodman says the only possible explanation is that someone inside the nightclub spiked Shawley’s drink.

Although UMC lab results from a urine analysis did not detect drugs in his system, subsequent hair testing confirmed the presence of GHB and Hydrocodone

Despite undeniable evidence like the surveillance footage, Goodman hopes to persuade a jury that Shawley should keep serving his country as a Navy SEAL, and serve no time behind bars.

A trial date is set for August 1, 2011. Shawley is still an active duty Navy SEAL stationed in Coronado, California.

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  1. Margie says:

    He should undergo psychiatric testing to determine if he is actuallly fit for service.
    It is possible he was the recipient of some kind of service connected drug therapy unbeknownst to him. Or, someone could have spiked his drink with a substance that was undetectable. Blood tests only show common well known drugs in the system.
    Give him the benefit of the doubt and search for the true reason why he “went off”

  2. Mike says:

    Wow where to start. Yes, I am thrilled to live in the country with the best military especially our Navy SEAL team regardless of the latest victory of Bin Laden. With that being said, this guy didn’t just yell at people. He hit them with a metal pipe. A woman…a 60 year old woman. I am not going to let my love of the best armed force on this planet cloud my judgement and feel sorry for this guy for attacking innocent people, men and women.

    However, there is obviously something that went very wrong with him. Wether it be a spiked drink, or just the fact that he snapped. Either way he needs to be benched until they can figure it out. Oh and the serving no jail time…being that they are trying to pursued your heartstrings on him being a SEAL…what if that 60 year old woman was your mom.

  3. Rob says:

    I’d love to see surveillance footage of this. This guy probably thought he was in a GTA video game.

  4. JOAN says:

    NO TIME BEHIND BARS??? he beat people! GIMME A BREAK! IF THAT WERE YOU OR I, WE’D BE SITTING IN THE CAN-“WITHOUT A DOUBT.” I DON’T CARE IF HE IS A SEAL. HE DID A LOT OF DAMAGE! HE BROKE THE LAW.

  5. ENDOE THE DON says:

    obviously he wasnt on a seal mission so to give him lee-way is absurd. he needs to be helled accountable for HIS ACTIONS! the navy didnt train him to flip out on people at home! if video can prove his drink was tampered with, then give him lee-way on his sentencing! but he still deserves time and restitution. keeping him a navy seal wouldnt send the best of messages! considering the publicity of this thing. i watched the video right now for the first time and overall, i think everyone involved loses!

  6. Think says:

    My girl got roofied at the same club the week before there. Do not be so swift to judge. Something fishy is going on here.

  7. orlando says:

    Come on!! guys, if a poor immigrant is criminalized for crossing “”ilegally ” the border and try to find a job here, what about this guy , braeking the law and beating people just for fun, no matters if he was intoxicated or not, does’nt he deserve to be punished, only cause he serves on the navy, waht kind of army or what kind of soldiers we have???

  8. Sam young says:

    He was drugged they should prosecute the club

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