Photo: 'Real Housewives of Miami' Star, Peter Rosello, Arrested for Assaulting Homeless Man
The 20-year-old son of Real Housewives of Miami star Alexia Echevarria has been arrested for assaulting a homeless man.
Peter Rosello was arrested in Florida Wednesday after 62-year-old homeless man Gary Lee Brown told police he was punched in the groin by Rosello.
Rosello or one of his friends posted a “prank” video of Rosello sneaking up behind Brown and attacking him.
When someone on Facebook asked Rosello the point of the prank/video, he responded, “Because it’s funnyyyyyyyy…I’m f*cking around.” He also said, “I feel bad for those people. didn’t mean to offend anyone. they got my love, I always give them like 5 bucks or weed.”
TMZ was reportedly the reason Miami Beach Police learned of the video, as TMZ submitted a link on Wednesday asking if they were investigating.
In the video, Rosello is clearly seen sneaking up to sleeping Brown and punching him in the groin area and running away.
Nothing about “punching a hobo in the nuts” was funny, but even less funny is that Florida law now classifies attacks on the homeless as hate crimes, making punishment for doing so more severe.
Rosello has been arrested and charged with battery, which is a felony. He is being held on $5,000 bond.
His mother is currently married to former Hialeah Council President Herman Echevarria, who responded to the incident by saying, “It’s an unfortunate thing. But it just looks like kids playing. It’s not really violent.”
Also, Rosello’s mother, as The Young Turks pointed out, “infamously dissed the ‘lower people’ of blue collar Hialeah on the show last season.”
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