Las Vegas hotel guest stung on testicles by scorpion while sleeping

March 6th, 2024


Las Vegas hotel guest stung on testicles by scorpion while sleeping

A man was stung on his testicles by a scorpion while sleeping in his Las Vegas hotel room. 

 

Michael Farchi, who lives in California, was staying at The Venetian on Dec. 26, 2023, when he was stung in bed. 

 

“I just felt like somebody stabbing me in my private area,” Farchi said of the moment the scorpion latched on. “It felt like a sharp glass or a knife.”

 

Las Vegas hotel guest stung on testicles by scorpion while sleeping

 

Farchi, who had been staying at the Sin City resort — where rooms average around $400 a night — with his family at the time, immediately went to the bathroom to search for the source of the excruciating pain.

 

“I went to the restroom and I saw a scorpion hanging on my underwear,” he said. 

 

Las Vegas hotel guest stung on testicles by scorpion while sleeping

 

He snapped several photos of the bright orange creature dangling from his briefs before heading to the hospital because he was in a “lot of pain.” 

 

“Everybody was in shock, nobody believed,” he said. “Even I couldn’t believe it.”

 

Farchi, who filed a complaint with the hotel before checking out, is now considering legal action.

 

Las Vegas hotel guest stung on testicles by scorpion while sleeping

Farchi and his lawyer

 

A rep for The Venetian issued a statement, saying: “The resort has protocols for all incidents and we can confirm they were followed in this incident.”

 


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