New footage has emerged of Dan Bilzerian running towards the scene of the shooting in Las Vegas and offering to help cops.
The Insta-famous poker player, best known for sharing photos of himself posing with half-naked women and guns, has been criticised after footage of him running away from the deadly mass shooting was shared online.
But this new footage appears to back up his claims that he attempted to help police at the scene. Bilzerian can be heard asking one officer for a weapon as they hide behind a barrier to escape the gun fire.
Of course, the cop refuses, but Bilzerian is adamant, even pulling out his gun licence to try and convince the officer.
The cop says: “No, get the fuck away from me right now. I don’t know who the fuck you are” and “You know better than that.”
In the original footage, which the so-called King of Instagram shared shortly after the shooting, Bilzerian can be seen running away from the scene, trying to get to safety. In the clip he can be heard saying: “Holy fuck, this girl just got shot in the fucking head”
A second clip, posted to Snapchat, shows Bilzerian saying: “This is so fucking crazy. I had to go grab a fun, I’m fucking heading back.”
The new footage shows Bilzerian running towards the active shooting. Credit: YouTube/Badassery Productions
Bilzerian was then heavily criticised by many, with one US veteran posting: “This is why children shouldn’t classify heroes by their followers or their photos.
“@danbilzerian this is what kills me about people like you. Always playing ‘operator dress up’ and so so [sic] tough when the cameras are on.
“A woman just got shot in the head and you are running away filming that’s not what operators do. Please stop trying to be someone your [sic] not. People are dying, you’re running away not helping them and pretending it’s worthy of a video is disgusting.”
Bilzerian responded today in a video, in which he said: “So I wake up this morning and the news is talking shit saying that some marine was saying that I was a pussy for running away and I should have stood my ground.
“So if we follow that retard’s logic we’d probably have 600 dead if everyone stood their ground.
“He’s there blogging about me while I’m there delivering 8,000 pounds of food and water in Vegas and going to hospital.
“Just to the be clear the first fucking thing I did after we dropped those two girls to hospital was I went and got my gun and I went straight fucking back there and I was there for three fucking hours.”
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