Monday, March 3, 2014


It seems the story is shifting in the murder last week at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, CA.

Here is how it played out:

Here is the initial story from the Press Enterprise.:

After he was shot about 11 p.m., Rodman made his way to an elevator and into the lobby of the resort at 45000 Pechanga Parkway and sought medical help. Vihanek was later found injured in the hotel room.

The Temecula Patch reports it this way yesterday:

The defendant allegedly confronted Rodman as he strode through the casino lobby shortly before 11 p.m. Friday and then opened fire on the victim, who died at Temecula Valley Hospital about 90 minutes later of multiple gunshot wounds.

Which is correct? And why were we not told that the shooting was in the LOBBY? The alleged murderer is being charged with "LYING in WAIT".  

The Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians is well know for terminating members from their tribe, in order to steal per capita money.  That total has surpassed $400 MILLION.   The Tribe is also attempting to change the definition of an allottee, in order to control water rights and steal those from allottees who have had their land for 120 years.

UPDATE:     Heard from PE reporter that the story in the PATCH was wrong, there was no mention in court about the shooting in the lobby.   The story was SO wrong...even the JUDGE's was misidentified


Anonymous said...

I understand Pechanga's desire to minimize the story of the potential danger to the community from an armed killer.

BUT WHY would the Press Enterprise not want to get the story right?

Anonymous said...

Amazing what lengths they will go through.

Anonymous said...

Opechanga, how may I email you directly?

Anonymous said...

Weather shot in the lobby or in the hotel floor how does that minimize it. A person still came in to Pechanga casino and shot and killed a person.

Anonymous said...

Patch editor didn't check her sources. Confirmed through Riverside Sheriffs that the shooting was in the hotel room, and not in the lobby. The lobby is where the man went after being shot. Shots were never fired outside of the hotel room.

OPechanga said...

Anonymous said...

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