UPDATE, March 22:
The Houston man who made headlines last month for having sex with a stranger on a Las Vegas ferris wheel (the same day he was due to marry someone else) was killed in a carjacking over the weekend.
The motive may have been a lump sum of money he’d made off an “Inside Edition” interview, according to his fiancee, Mistie Bozant, who was in the car at the time of the incident.
It reportedly happened around 5 a.m. on Saturday inside Bozant’s vehicle. Two men were arrested and charged with capital murder just hours later.
It all occurred after Phillip Panzica and his fiancee left the adult entertainment club where she had been working, according to KHOU. The two suspects were reportedly in the backseat of Bozant’s car, while Panzica was in the driver’s seat. (Bozant had reportedly met one of the suspects the night before, and he had seen her work that night.)
Bozant claims the men told Panzica to “come clean” before allegedly shooting him several times, killing him. The suspects then reportedly pulled his body out of the car and left it on the street, forced Bozant out of the vehicle, and drove off in her SUV.
Officers spotted the Kia Sorrento hours later and were able to catch the suspects.
The driver of the car reportedly admittedly to the fatal shooting and carjacking.
A man who was arrested for engaging in sexual acts while on a Las Vegas Ferris wheel was actually slated to marry another woman the same day as his arrest, reports say.
The New York Daily News reports Philip Panzica and Chloe Scordianos (pictured) are facing felony public sex charges for the frisky Feb. 5 incident, which occurred in front of stunned tourists.
However, Mistie Bozant — the man’s former fiancee — told KTNV that the 27-year-old had been at the Strip to marry her that day. Things went awry, however, when he found out she was pregnant with another man’s baby. After making this discovery, Panzica allegedly hit the Las Vegas streets and came across Scordianos. “One thing led to another. She was there by herself,” Panzica explained.
Though he says they had planned to do naughty things on the High Roller, he was unaware that people could see what they were up to (despite intercom announcements from security to stop). It became crystal clear that everyone saw everything 30 minutes later when the ride ended and the duo was promptly arrested.
The most unlikely person came to his rescue, too — Bozant, though hurt, posted the man’s $3,000 bail. “I really do appreciate it and I feel bad about everything,” Panzica commented. “The thing that hurts me the most is her kids. I love her babies.”
Panzica and Scordianos are scheduled to appear in court March 9 for negotiations.
Las Vegas Metro Police Department