Famous Bunny Ranch brothel crashed into by disgruntled trucker in a tractor-trailer

Discretion is the name of the game for most of the visitors flocking to the Moonlight Bunny Ranch in Carson City, Nev., but Brian Brandt apparently wanted to make his presence known.

On Thursday, Brandt, an ex-trucker from Reno, supported with a stolen tractor-trailer through the gate of the famous brothel and crashed into the entrance at around 4 a.m., according to the authorities, and the Bunny Ranch owner Dennis Hof.

Court further revealed that Burns, 40, was wearing a bulletproof vest and a mask at the time of the crash.

“It sounded like a bomb went off in here,” Jenny said Jade, an employee who was sleeping near the site of the impact, in a statement to KOLO News.

“Everything was shaking.”


The police stopped and arrested Burns shortly after the incident. He faces the charges of assault with a deadly weapon, property destruction and possession of stolen goods, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office said.

Despite the damage to the building, in the Court estimates to be around $400,000, none of his five employees, 30 prostitutes, or 10 customers were injured in the time, ” he said.

Court also shared photos of the damage on Twitter, along with the security camera footage shows the truck back in the brothel.

Semi-with @amazon boxed blows in @bunnyranch, he had full body amor mask helmet girls fine pouring free cocktails

— Dennis Hof (@DennisHof) May 25, 2017

Images of the horrible terrorist attack against my @bunnyranch…

— Dennis Hof (@DennisHof) May 25, 2017

The truck that Burns was driving — an 18-wheeler with a yellow cab was reported stolen from his former place of work at the Central Transport Trucking in northern Nevada, company spokesman Mickey Blashfield confirmed.

Blashfield went on to explain that Burns was recently fired from the company for inappropriate behavior, although he would not elaborate. However, the director of corporate security for CT Trucking, Bill Chapman, revealed to Fox 11 that Burns was let go in February as a result of the “accident-related”measures.

Chapman also told Fox 11 that Burns arrived at work in mid-May and assaulted a colleague with a four-foot steel bar.

“He was a central means of transport in Reno and viciously assaulted an employee,” Chapman told KOLO. “He had a bone sticking out of his forearm, and he didn’t even know of him.”


Brandt’s motivation for the focus of the Bunny Ranch remain unclear, but Bunny Ranch owner Dennis Hof theory that Brandt wanted his 15 minutes of fame.

“My guess is that it would be worldwide news,” Court told KOLO. “He thought that if he drove his truck into a brothel full of 35 hot girls, it would be worldwide news.”

Burns is being held in a detention center in Yerington. According to the Associated Press, not a lawyer who has it is included in the furnishings.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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