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Security Guard Jesus Campos Is Being Hailed As A Hero After Leading Police To Mandalay Bay Shooter

After the Las Vegas mass shooting that left 59 dead and hundreds more injured, we’re now learning more about the brave people who put their lives on the line to help people to safety. Authorities have been applauded for arriving quickly at the location of the shooter, who later killed himself, and now we know why they got there so fast.

Jesus Campos is a Mandalay Bay security guard who called police to tell them he had found the shooter.

CNN is reporting that Campos was “patrolling the halls” of the hotel when he heard the shooting. He attempted to get to other floors but found that the stairways were barricaded. Campos used an elevator to get to the 32nd floor and approached the room of Stephen Paddock.

Paddock had placed a camera outside of his hotel room door to track anyone outside of his room. Campos, who was unarmed, approached the room. When Paddock saw him coming, he fired at Campos and shot him in the thigh.

Campos then called the police to inform them that he had found the shooter.

“It’s amazing that that security guard didn’t sustain additional injury,” said Sheriff Joseph Lombardo of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police.

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“His bravery was amazing because he remained with our officers, providing them the key pass to access the door and continued to help them clear rooms until our officers demanded he seek medical attention,” said Lombardo in a press conference.

At the hospital, Campos told ABC that he is “fine” and was just doing his job when he confronted the shooter.

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Liliana Rodriguez, a coworker of Campos at Mandalay Bay, has started a GoFundMe for Campos. She wrote, “Any one of us could have been in the position he was in. Most importantly, we are a home away from home and at the end of the day we are a team and we should all go home together.”

So far the campaign has raised more than $17,000 of its $20k goal.

Some are now wondering if Campos will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

David Hickey, president of the International Union, Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America who represents Campos, said it would be “amazing” if Campos was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the U.S.

“I don’t see how anybody could be unhappy if any of the first responders were awarded that medal,” Hickey told The Daily Beast. “We’re extremely proud of Jesus and more importantly we’re happy for him and his family that his wound was not as many of the people that were killed.”

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Cardi B Sparks Rumors of Reconciliation With Offset After a PDA-Filled Birthday Weekend

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Cardi B Sparks Rumors of Reconciliation With Offset After a PDA-Filled Birthday Weekend

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Despite Cardi B filing for divorce from Offset last month (?) and proclaiming that she “hasn’t shed one tear” over the decision, it appears that she has since had a change of heart…

Over the weekend, video surfaced of Cardi B kissing Offset at her lavish 28th birthday party. The PDA was captured by camera-wielding partygoers. Offset also documented the weekend festivities on his own Instagram, posting a lot of Instagram stories of Cardi celebrating her birthday weekend.

Offset also posted a birthday message to Cardi on his Instagram page where he was practically gushing over his admiration for the Dominican rapper.

But Offset didn’t just simply attend Cardi’s birthday party. According to multiple outlets, Offset appeared to have gifted Cardi with a massive billboard that featured a picture of her and daughter, Kulture, in matching pink outfits. Cardi posted a video of her reaction to the billboard to her Instagram, captioning the post with: “Thank you sir. I love it.” Fans quickly guessed that the “sir” in question was Offset.

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Not only that, but Offset allegedly gave Cardi a brand new Rolls Royce truck with Kulture’s name embellished on the seats. So to outside observers, it appears he’s pulling out all the stops to approve his love and affection.

Cardi B’s birthday party seemed to be quite the affair. The soiree was thrown in Las Vegas and was attended by the likes of Megan Thee Stallion and Kylie Jenner. Social distancing rules did not seem to be in place.

The apparent reconciliation between Cardi B and Offset comes just days after Offset appeared to look distressed on his own Instagram page. When fans asked him what the source of his haggard appearance was, the Migos rapper responded: “I miss Mrs. WAP.”

Cardi B was also recently noticeably defensive of her ex-husband, telling her fans to stop with the hatred of her former partner and the father of her child. “I don’t talk to him but you not going to disrespect my child father,” she told her fans via Twitter. “If he die, go broke, you not the one that’s going to raise my kid & you not the 1 who pays for her shit.”

We guess we’ll just have to stay tuned to see what happens with these two.

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Planning A Visit To Las Vegas? You Might Want To Think Again As The City Is Infested With Swarms Of Grasshoppers

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Planning A Visit To Las Vegas? You Might Want To Think Again As The City Is Infested With Swarms Of Grasshoppers

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Well, you know what they say: what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. And we hope the swarms of grasshoppers invading Las Vegas don’t cross state lines.

Don’t worry, the swarm of grasshoppers are not a cause for concern nor are they dangerous but it sure looks like our biggest nightmare.

According to entomologists with the Nevada Department of Agriculture, the grasshoppers are in the middle of a northern migration, currently sweeping through Southern Nevada. Jeff Knight, an entomologist, said in a news conference on Thursday in Las Vegas, that when they have a wet winter or spring, “these things build up often down below Laughlin and even into Arizona. They’ll move northward, and they’ll often move as far as central Nevada.”

Despite people on social media freaking out about the grasshopper invasion, Knight said they’re not dangerous and aren’t carrying any diseases. Even better news? They don’t bite and won’t cause much damage in a yard.  According to the New York Times, it looks like the grasshoppers descended on Las Vegas last week likely were attracted to the 30-story pyramid Luxor hotel and casino since they’re drawn to ultraviolet light.

While the grasshopper migration is harmless, tourists are also calling it the “Great Grasshopper Invasion of 2019.”

“It was crazy. We didn’t even want to walk through there. Everybody was going crazy,” Diana Rodriguez told CBS affiliate KLAS about the grasshoppers. “We were wondering like what’s going on.”

I mean, imagine minding your own business walking the streets of Las Vegas and then suddenly being met with thousands of swarming grasshoppers? We’d freak out too.

Locals, on the other hand, are pretty used to this by now since it happens every few years. According to USA Today, the state has records that date as far as the early 1960s of grasshopper invasions.

According to CNN, the Las Vegas grasshopper invasion is so huge that you can see it on the weather radar. CNN meteorologist Allison Chinchar said that it looked like there were two storms moving into the Las Vegas area. But one of them wasn’t moving as rain normally would. It turns out that the other storm was actually the storm of grasshoppers making their way into the city.

People’s reactions on Twitter in response to the Las Vegas grasshopper invasion are hilarious.

The grasshopper invasion in Las Vegas is giving us “A Bug’s Life” vibes.

It’s reminding people of the evil grasshoppers from the 1998 film. *shudders*

Others have some conspiracy theories… the grasshoppers are a result of Area 51.

“Las Vegas threatens to invade Area 51, so Area 51 releases a million grasshoppers to freak out the city,” the user wrote. Hmmmm, seems legit. What do you think?

However, people were quick to debunk that theory because what will Area 51 release after the grasshoppers finish their migration? Huh?

She makes good points.

And of course, some people had to somehow make it about politics.

Good one, @SteveYeagerNV.

Twitter users also shared hilarious and relatable gifs.This would literally be us.

https://twitter.com/JordanDelgado_1/status/1154284641441869824

The end DOES seem near.

And then things got a little biblical.

“There were many plagues that God sent upon Egypt flies, gnats, frogs and locusts. This is definitely a sign, please repent and seek the Lord Jesus Christ if you haven’t already. It’s no coincidence… Vegas being “sin city” and all,” replied one Twitter user.

But despite Las Vegas being invaded by grasshoppers, users are still focusing on the beauty of it all.

The grasshopper invasion will continue for a couple of weeks at most. And now the grasshoppers are being joined by other pesky insects–stink bugs. According to KTNV Las Vegas, the stink bugs are a huge agricultural pest and if they come in large numbers, they’ll likely destroy crops.

Well, good luck, Las Vegas. We hope these grasshoppers still let y’all live your best lives.

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