Man Dies in Robbery after Hitting Casino Jackpot

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Police say a man who hit it big at a Southern California casino was robbed and killed after apparently being followed from the gambling hall.

Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna says the 55-year-old man won several thousand dollars at the Hawaiian Gardens Casino early Friday and was heading home with a woman when a car cut him off in Santa Ana.

Bertagna says the drivers got into a fight after the suspect demanded the winnings and the victim went down. As the suspect drove off, he ran over the man.

Bertagna doesn't know how much money was taken. An autopsy was scheduled Friday to determine cause of death.

Bertagna says the man's name was not released because his family had not been notified.

The woman was uninjured.