MUG SHOTS Peter Rosello booked for felony battery after nut-punching hobo video

Peter Rosello mug shot photo for arrest after he posted a video of himself punching a homeless man in the nuts

The Real Housewives of Miami star Alexia Echevarria’s son Peter Rosello made the headlines last week after he posted a video to Facebook of himself punching a homeless man in the nuts and then running. It was meant to be a funny prank, but no one was laughing. Now Rosello is behind bars in Miami, charged with a hate crime and facing up to five years behind bars.

The Miami Herald reports Rosello, 20, turned himself in to police earlier today, and has been charged with one count of simply battery, which is classified as a felony. Florida recently passed a law in which attacks on the homeless are considered hate crimes and carry must stricter punishments.

Real Housewives of Miami Alexia Echevarria's son Peter Rosello mug shot photo

Richard Sharpstein, Rosello’s attorney, talked to press shortly after Rosello turned himself in and said, “He’ll be pleading not guilty. We’ll present the best defense possible.” Sharpstein has his work cut out for him. It’s going to be mighty difficult for him to convince a judge that his client is not guilty when there is video evidence of the incident.

Peter Rosello in his video of himself punching a homeless man in the nuts

Rosello ‘s video “Hobo gets NutChecked!!!!” had just over 300 views before it was taken down, but as you’ve probably seen, it was quickly posted all over the web. After receiving some backlash regarding his “prank,” Rosello once again took to Facebook and wrote, “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.” How nice!

A few days ago, Rosello’s mother Alexia Echevarria released a brief statement to the press which read, “At this time at this time I can’t say anything. I’m very saddened by the whole situation.”

Amazingly, Peter’s dad (and Alexia’s ex-husband) Pedro Rosello was also arrested this week in Miami after violating his probation. I checked online to see if perhaps father and son might could be roomies, but Pedro is being held at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center and Peter is currently residing at the Pre-Trial Detention Center.

  • Joy

    Good, this kid is such a spoiled douche bag! I hope he gets some time for this violence! I could NEVER go up to anybody and just hit them! What an entitled little tool!


    Good. I made the mistake of watching that video and it was disgusting. Rich little d-bags need to be put in their place. If he ever makes it to prison, I hope someone does the same to him.

  • CiCi

    I hope that the homeless man from the video gets to assault him right back. I would support that kind of justice! Prison is not going to be kind to him.

  • Hayzii

    Bubba is going to love that pony tail and those luscious lips.

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  • micro OP

    What is wrong with him? Its disgusting that he kicked the man in the nuts, but seriously how stupid could he be to post it online and also talk about giving out weed? Does he not have any awareness of the existence of the legal system?

  • hennaD

    Hope he gets jail time and we’ll see who gets ‘nut-checked’. Spoiled little rich boy doing violence to a defenceless homeless person goes straight to Hell.

  • Sunshine234

    “We will present the best defense possible”…what the heck can you defend about what he did? What a spoiled brat…you could see that in season one his mother made him think he was a gift to the world….what a jerk.

  • Kelly

    I don’t think it was right for him to do that but he’s a kid and kid’s do stupid things. What if that was your kid, you would be pissed but still thinking it was a stupid prank .Give the homeless person $500 and call it a day. He should not get up to five years. I think he should have to help out at homeless shelters for 5 years instead. People do stupid shit like this on you tube all the time, just because he is rich and his family is famous you want him to pay. If it was Tosh. O people would laugh!