Man arrested for attacking homeless ‘decoy’ mannequin with hammer

LAS VEGAS, NV (KSNV) A clever police ploy has landed a 30-year-old man in jail.

Las Vegas Metro Police Detectives placed a mannequin at a spot where homeless men were murdered.

The destruction of that mannequin has led police to question Shane Schindler about those murders.

Schindler was caught on surveillance cameras bashing a mannequin in the head with a four-pound hammer. The mannequin looked like a homeless man sleeping.

Police say they placed a decoy mannequin near City Parkway and Ogden as part of their ongoing investigation into the murders of two homeless men. The killings occurred while the men were sleeping.

Schindler has not been charged with murder but has attracted the attention of police investigators. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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