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'Real Housewives' Star

Hobo Pressing Charges

Over Nut Punch

10/4/2012 1:11 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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HOBO JUSTICE!!!
TMZ has learned, the homeless man who was assaulted on tape by "Real Housewives of Miami" dumbass Peter Rosello has informed police he wants to press charges ... and now, cops are on the hunt for the reality star.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, the homeless man in the video was contacted by police shortly after the footage surfaced this week -- and he asked to press assault charges against Rosello, son of housewife Alexia Echevarria.

TMZ posted video of the cruel "prank" early today -- showing Rosello punching the guy in the balls while he was sleeping, then running off. 

Now, law enforcement sources tell TMZ, a detective has been assigned to the case and cops are actively looking to speak to Rosello ... and possibly even arrest him on a felony assault charge.

Rosello faces a felony charge because of new laws in Florida stemming from similar "pranks." The new laws classify attacks on homeless people as hate crimes, meaning they carry stricter penalties.

If convicted, Rosello could face at least a year behind bars.

Attempts to reach Rosello were unsuccessful. Calls to "Real Housewives" were not returned.

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Pat    

Awesome, I hope he sues in civil court as well!

665 days ago
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Pseudonym    

that @sshole ran off right after he attacked the guy, so he couldnt i.d. him... i guess he thought if he posted this video online the guy wouldnt see it because he doesnt own a computer. im sure his hooker mother will bail his sorry self out.

665 days ago
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..EW..    

Good for him!

665 days ago
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ithoughtitwasgum    

homeless people have rights?? when did that happen????

665 days ago
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OH NO!    

I think it's Chris Brown in disguise. He likes punching and he likes nuts.

665 days ago
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Jay W.     

Peter needs to be raped with a crow bar! While he's sleeping of course.

665 days ago
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dstark9@sbcglobal.net    

For a second there when they showed his face I thought he was the homeless person. How can anyone be that stupid to do something like that. That is just horrible. For him to videotape that he really does deserve what is coming for him. He can live in jail for awhile over that.

665 days ago
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northern gypsy    

throw the book at this twit and send a clear message to these people...sorry he's old enough to know the difference between right & wrong !!!

665 days ago
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Kari    

Seriously, TMZ, "hobo"? People stopped saying that about 75 years ago!

665 days ago
10.

Mike44090    

Hey TMZ, why not try to contact him on his twitter acct: https://twitter.com/PeteyWeedey
or his facebook acct: https://www.facebook.com/peter.rosello

665 days ago
11.

Mary    

Peter Rosello is menace to society, that whole family is.

665 days ago
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eloc    

That is disgusting. What a stupid, jerk thing to do. Loser move, buddy.

665 days ago
13.

Meme    

With a good lawyer, he won't be homeless much longer.

665 days ago
14.

bon    

Stay classy, Peter Rosello

665 days ago
15.

256 raised    

Suck a n-igga dick or somethin.

665 days ago
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