A Philadelpha man, Mateen Johnson, 34 was trying to cash in his $25,000 blackjack winnings when casino officials turned him in the the Altoona police department.
The casino required a picture ID before they cashed in his chips. The ID got the attention of the authorities. Johnson said he was anticipating a bust on his outstanding drug warrant and needed a big win to cover the bail.
Philadelphia Park Racetrack & Casino officials found out about his warrant status and notified the police.