Peter Rosello, son of Real Housewives of Miami star Alexia Echevarria, was arrested for allegedly hitting a homeless man in the crotch. Rosello,has reportedly entered into a plea bargain that will keep in out of jail for the attack which ultimately spawned the “Hobo Gets Nutcracked” online video.
The Real Housewives of Miami cast member was allegedly clearly visibly in the video of an October attack on a homeless man in Florida. Although Peter Rosello may have thought the alleged attack and video were just a prank, Miami police officer took the incident very seriously. Alexia Echevarria’s son turned himself in to face felony battery charges, according to Radar Online.
Whether the Florida homeless man was once a hard worker who had fallen on difficult times or a drug user who willingly made the choices that led to living a life on the street, he was still a human being and not just a prop for a sophomoric prank.
The Miami homeless man, Gary Lee Brown, 65, was sleeping on cardboard boxes when Rosello allegedly hit him in the crotch, the Huffington Post reports. An excerpt from Rosello’s Facebook comments posted below the video on his Facebook account read:
“It’s funnyyyyyyyy. I’m f*****g around though. 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.”
The plea bargain Rosello inked with Miami prosecutors was agreeable to the homeless man shown in the video. The Real Housewives of Miami minor cast member and sometimes models supposedly agreed to writing a letter of apology to the man shown in the “Hobo Gets Nutcracked” video. The Bravo reality show performers reportedly must also complete 100 hours of community service at a homeless shelter, attend a class on social values, pay for the costs of the investigation, and donate $1,000 to the victims assistance fund.