The son of a "Real Housewives of Miami" cast member was finally arrested Wednesday for punching a homeless Miami Beach man in the crotch on videotape.
Peter Rosello, the model son of season one's self-professed "Cuban Barbie" Alexia Echevarria, surrendered to police on a charge of felony battery with prejudice -- a more serious charge because the victim, Gary Lee Brown, is homeless.
The investigation began last week after TMZ contacted police over the video, which was uploaded to YouTube, posted on Rosello's Facebook, and first reported by local blog Gossip Extra. WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW.
Rosello is clearly identifiable in the 35-second clip titled "Hobo Gets Nutchecked!!!," first explaining to the camera that he is going to be "punching a hobo in the nuts" and then approaching the 62-year-old Brown as he slept on cardboard boxes behind a building.
He then says "What's up, bro?... I was gonna give you five dollars," then smashes his fist into Brown's genitals, runs away, and jumps into a car.
Rosello posted the video to his Facebook account last week, drawing attention from friends and gossip bloggers alike. "It’s funnyyyyyyyy,” he wrote, adding, “im fu**ing 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."
But after viewing the video, a Miami Beach Police homeless outreach team member recognized Brown, who confirmed the incident and told police he wanted to press charges.
Rosella's attorney told police late last week he was recovering from an unrelated surgery and would speak to detectives as soon as he was well enough. According to the arrest report, Rosella was arrested just after noon on Wednesday and transported to Miami-Dade County Jail for booking.