The man accused of firing a gun while robbing Thunder Down Under male performers says he suffers from mental health issues.

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LAS VEGAS (AP) - A man accused of firing a gun as he tried to make off with costumes and props used by Thunder From Down Under male performers in Las Vegas denies the allegations against him.

In jailhouse interviews Friday with KLAS-TV and the Las Vegas Sun, Joey Kadmiri said he suffers from mental health and drug problems and needs outpatient therapy.

He says he's also convinced all police are out to get him and he believes everyone is an officer when his hallucinations intensify.

The 24-year-old Kadmiri says that's why he refused to go to court Friday for his arraignment on felony attempted murder, armed robbery, burglary and weapon charges

No one was seriously wounded in the Tuesday incident at the Excalibur Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

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