Man celebrating video poker jackpot robbed, beaten

January 7, 2010 5:05:47 AM PST
Gregory Baudier is finding out how it's possible to be lucky -- and unlucky -- at the same time. The 47-year-old from Metairie won $2,100 playing video poker Saturday at a Metairie bar. That's $900 more than the pot he won at the same place on Oct. 17.

But his good fortune was marred -- both times -- when he was robbed of his winnings inside the bar.

In the latest incident, Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies say two men are accused of ambushing and beating Baudier in the bar's bathroom after he bought a celebratory round of drinks for the patrons.

One of the suspects, 52-year-old Joey Griffin, was booked with simple battery and robbery. Authorities are searching for a second man accused of the attack.