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July 28, 2014

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Los Angeles man grateful to Luxor employee who turned in his backpack — and Rolex

Orlando Perez was packing up his car after a night in Las Vegas and didn't notice that he had left his backpack sitting in the parking lot of the Luxor.

In it: his $13,000 Rolex. The 32-year-old Los Angeles man returned to the casino to have breakfast and take a final few shots at the craps table when he realized he'd lost much more than his chips at the table.

"I thought it was gone, but one of the employees said I should check with security," Perez said. "They had it."

A Luxor employee had found the backpack and turned it in — with the Rolex still in it.

"That's honesty," said Perez, a hospital appointment clerk for Kaiser Permanente. "It may have been a guy. It may have been a girl. I waited around and wanted to thank them. But I never got to whoever it was.”

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  1. Two years ago, while vacationing in Vegas, I left a 'fanny pack' in a cab. I had traveled from The Rio (where I was playing) to Monte Carlo (where I was staying)and left my personal belongings in the cab. Well, after 3 khours of back-tracking, including visiting security at The Rio, Security at the Monte Carlo contacted me and informed me that my personal baggage was at their office, having been returned by a cab driver. I tried to contact the driver (from the card that he left) but was unsuccessful. I even emailed this newspaper in an attempt to locate the honest driver.
    In any event, my experience(s) and this article shows that a lot of good, honest service personnel are available to tourists/vacationers in Las Vegas. I can hardly wait for my vacation in Vegas this year. THREE CHEERS Service personnel.