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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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16.

Jen    

Good, I hope that stupid **** has to do jail time and pay that man some serious cash.

695 days ago
17.

D-INCARNATION    

He was just busting his balls, no harm no foul.....

695 days ago
18.

He's still not funny    

https://www.facebook.com/peter.rosello

695 days ago
19.

Joao    

"actively looking"... try picking up the phone.

695 days ago
20.

Zombie Whitney Houston    

Good. I hope the homeless dude sues the s*** out of him too.
What a douche bag punk. Hope this spoiled assho!e burns to death in a fiery car wreck. The world doesn't need crap like this walking around.

695 days ago
21.

me    

We can only HOPE for justice- you know how Florida is. If you ride a manatee, you get the needle. If you kill your kid, you get a book deal.

695 days ago
22.

Doug    

does he do the time before or after they cut his nuts off?

695 days ago
23.

ChrisBeFresh    

here is peter's facebook page. feel free to tell him what you think about him.

http://www.facebook.com/peter.rosello

695 days ago
24.

obama'saracist    

this isnt a prank its assault and battery causing permanent physical injury that will need to be kissed and caressed everyday for years and will need to be payed for in cash lots and lots and lots of cash

695 days ago
25.

Lori    

Good! The tool who did this needs be thrown under the jail. It's just outright MEAN.

695 days ago
26.

Cindy    

Sometimes the Universe works in mysterious ways. Now, this homeless man will get big money, and he'll have the opportunity to come out of his situation....unless of course, he is mentally unstable and shoves all the dough in his pockets and heads back to the streets where he'll be killed for his cash. Has happened before.

695 days ago
27.

CLINT    

Not too long ago some jerks were paying homeless men to fight each other. Those guys ended up in trouble with the law. This guy and whoever taped this assault needs to be arrested and charged with battery. Hope it happens.

695 days ago
28.

lili    

wow, a pic of guns and bags of what looks like cocaine on his timeline. yikes

695 days ago
29.

BSname    

Damn, This used to be a great country. When I was growing up it used to be perfectly legal to kick a sleeping homeless guy in the testicles. Now that the PC crowd has taken over there isn't much left to do on a Saturday night.

695 days ago
30.

lisa    

Check out his FB page..pics of him getting high and looks to be in jail as well.
https://www.facebook.com/peter.rosello

695 days ago
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