What a way
to run a business!
Former mob lawyer-turned-Mayor suspected of collusion
INSIDE VEGAS by Steve Miller
November 10, 2003
The attempted murder civil trial of Rick Rizzolo and the Crazy Horse
Too is scheduled for early 2004. As the trial nears, I found the following
essay in my files that I believe may add valuable insight into the goings
on in Mr. Rizzolo's place of business. It appeared for a short while on
a website called StripperPower.com,
and was purportedly authored
by an employee of the Crazy Horse.
Though I can't vouch for the authenticity or accuracy of the following
report, the writer's account of what happened to Kansas tourist Kirk Henry
that morning in 2001 coincides with reports of eyewitnesses.
Kirk Henry in front
of Crazy Horse Too Rick
Henry on life support
(Photo by Jim Barrier)
to KVBC TV News Streaming Video
Crazy Horse Too Robs and Nearly Kills a Customer
Author not named
On September 20, 2001 at approximately 7 a.m. Kansas businessman
Kirk Henry entered the topless cabaret "Crazy Horse Too" on
Industrial Road in Las Vegas Nevada. The Kansas City gentleman paid for
his admission, entered the establishment, and proceeded to the tip rail
where he was approached immediately by a waitress about drinks. He bought
his two drinks and then proceeded to enjoy the entertainers on stage during
their set. While he relaxed at the tip rail waiting for a dancer that he
was interesting in getting some laps from, he was constantly barraged by
girls that were bouncing around like crack monsters.
Now, remember, it is a week after the September 11 attack.
Vegas is a ghost town! The ratio of strippers to customers is literally
20 to 1. Girls are desperate to pay bills. Henry sat at the rail for approximately
fifteen minutes until he was convinced by one of the dancers that she gave
the best dances. Since she seemed to be the best looking one to him, he
followed her as she took him by the hand to the back room.
After he received two topless dances from this stripper, which
cost, what he was told $20 a piece, he let her know that he was done and
offered her $50 which she took. Just editorial notes, dances at Crazy Horse
are $20, and he left a ten dollar tip. The room she escorted him to was
the VIP room which is not calculated in dances. It is $130 for 3 dances,
and the air dances in there are no different from the air dances on the
regular floor. In other words, the VIP at the Horse is a rip off for customers
and it always has been. Henry was stopped at the door of the VIP room and
questioned about the $120. Henry stated he had no knowledge that he got
his dances in a VIP area, and that he had already paid the dancer. While
Henry was disputing the charge to one of the managers, the dancer came
up to say she hadn't been paid. Oh, boy! Is this even close to believable?
Of course, it is.
What happened next is very tragic to the adult entertainment
industry. Every stripper knows there are asshole owners and morons in management
positions at strip clubs around the nation that are fresh out of prison
and have no educational background in business. Very angry and disgusted
with the business practices of the Horse, Henry and his client then started
to exit the building with the management in tow. The cowardly 350 pound
floater then charged Henry from behind and put him in the sleeper hold.
He drug Henry outside and then slung him out into the parking lot, breaking
his neck. The floater then went through Henry’s pockets and extracted two
credit cards. He went inside to the ATM, made the charge the club wanted,
and then went back outside to put his cards back in Henry’s pocket. Henry’s
body lied there almost lifeless as the coward went back inside and the
cabbies acted like nothing had happened.
At this time a certain gallant person working at the Horse
that night dialed 911. Emergency workers were able to keep Henry alive,
but were not able to save his mobility. Henry has a completely broken neck,
and he has no feeling from the neck down. Henry is now a quadriplegic.
When asked later what happened, the bouncer stated that Henry disputed
the charge, but paid the bill before he left. One small good thing about
what happened to Kirk Henry is that he had one of his business clients
with him who witnessed the assault and has been very cooperative with Henry's
attorney, Don Campbell. Go get them Henry! I hope you don’t think all of
us strippers are like the cut throat beast you had the misfortune of encountering.
Crazy Horse Too owner and world famous Gambino crime family
lieutenant, Rick Rizzolo, proved he was a fat liar when he said Henry didn’t
even have a problem when he left the club. You will remember Rizzolo as
the man who put the finger on Ted Binion. Rick Rizzolo stated that Henry
left the club without any altercation and calls the whole story crazy.
When asked how he knew so much about the incident Rizzolo stated that he
had “conversations with staff members.” Rizzolo said his floater that night
is ready to take a lie-detector test to prove he did not rough Henry up.
Oh, yeah, RIGHT! What a laugh. These guys can’t even put one and one together.
First the story is the guy disputed the account, and now he didn’t. It
is a wonder this town was built by them using a numbers racket. The crooked
cats in this town get funnier and funnier every time they f- -k up like
this. I am just surprised a naked city councilman wasn’t somehow involved.
Note to all business men coming to Las Vegas for conventions: Save your
neck and stay the hell away from the goombah shit over at the Crazy Horse
Too. They have a different way of doing business there.
What is my take? The stripper is well know for adding dances
to the customer count and subtracting them from the house count if you
know what I mean. The little slut tried her little VIP room hustle and
the customer was man enough to call her on it. She got prideful and turned
her bulldog on the business man. Gomer the bouncer friend gets heroic and
gets a little too rough. I don't think the floater meant to hurt the customer,
but I think that it is a shame that these owners get away with hiring morons.
Can we get some educated people in this industry? How long can we continue
this type of crap?
The cops raided the Horse on Thursday morning October 4, 2001
looking through whatever records they wanted to because they had pretty
much free reign. Can you say search warrant? This is not good news if you
are a regular dancer there. Many of the dancers, doormen, managers, etc.
were interviewed at the Horse, but they were well prepped by the owners
on what story they should tell. None! That same number is also how many
of the people questioned were in Vegas working at the Horse the night of
the incident. It was two weeks after the assault and one month after the
World Trade Center Attack. Let me make it easy for everyone who might not
know. Uncle Rizzolo and his few well trained flunkies were not ready. The
pigs got nada on the case they got the warrant for, but they score a big
one in the mobster games that make this town stink to the high heavens.
Since the above essay was published, several witnesses have come forward
and identified Crazy Horse Too floorman Bobby D'Apice as the alleged assailant
of Kirk Henry.
And the "beat" goes on...and on...and on...
8 AM, Friday Nov. 7, 2003,
police and paramedics respond to discovery of well dressed man found unconscious
in front of bar
(Photo by Jim Barrier)
More Crazy Horse victims, 2001 -2003 (Photos by Jim Barrier)
In spite of Rizzolo's total disregard for local Alcohol Awareness laws,
the City of Las Vegas, evidently under orders from Mayor Oscar Goodman,
has stubbornly refused
to bring the Crazy Horse Too up on an administrative action to defend its
privileged business license. The Crazy Horse has received over 700 police
responses in the past three years including 9 assaults and 6 batteries
involving club employees. Nevertheless, serious problems continue to be
reported at the bar including a shooting
on Oct. 30, and a man found unconscious on Nov. 7.
In the face of continuing problems, there's no response
from Mayor Goodman!
However, while ignoring
violent events at the Crazy Horse Too, Mayor Goodman is presently
the owners of Cheetahs, a bar that is competitive to the Crazy Horse, to
come before the city council to defend their privileged license for admitting
to bribing public officials in California and Nevada. In contrast to the
life threatening events at the Crazy Horse Too, Cheetahs has had no record
Meanwhile, Goodman unabashedly maintains his connection
to Rick Rizzolo and his associates.
For more information, go to The Rick Rizzolo
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