A 43-year-old Deerfield Beach man was arrested in Hallandale Beach on Friday, accused of stealing the services and valuables of high-priced escorts from the U.S. and Canada during dates in South Florida.
A police dog was involved in the takedown of fugitive Robert Weiner, requiring a trip to Memorial Regional Hospital for treatment before he was booked into the Broward County Jail.
Weiner presented himself as a famous rock drummer to entice his victims, according to Broward Sheriff’s investigators.
I guess presenting himself as a disgraced former Congressman wasn’t working.
Weiner pleaded not guilty during his March 6 arraignment on charges of grand theft and criminal use of personal identification related to an October 2010 incident. He did not appear for trial in April.
Lawyer Jim Lewis had urged his client, through media reports, to surrender.
Escorts have posted Internet messages warning peers to avoid interacting with Weiner.