Port Chester police have made two arrests in connection with the who was sprawled out in front of a North Main Street home for hours.
The incident was among five separate robberies of the same man that was caught on video during the early-morning hours of May 20 by a Port Chester homeowner who is also Port Chester Patch blogger. The video sparked outrage in the community and attracted national — and international — media attention.
Police said Melissa Rodriguez, 34, of 5567 180th St, Manhattan, was charged with fourth-degree grand larceny, a felony, in connection with the theft of a set of headphones from a Port Chester man. Rodriguez was arrested about 4 a.m. Sunday at La Dole Vita, the bar/nightclub just a few doors down from the sport where Rojas had been lying on the sidewalk for hours.
Rodriguez has been released on $750 bail pending a Port Chester Village Court hearing.
Police Chief Joseph M. Krzeminski said tonight a second person has been arrested in connection with this incident. He said that person turned himself in to police today.
Port Chester police said their investigation into the incidents is continuing.
The thefts were discoverd after two Port Chester homeowners discovered a man in their backyard, attempting to get into their home through a back door. They called police, who charged the man with tresspassing.
Police said the man was intoxicated and had no identification with him at the time of the arrest. After he was arrested, police said he did not complain of being robbed. An investigation, however, began after the Port Chester homeowners reviewed video from a security camera on their front porch.
The video showed that the man had been lying on the ground in front of the house for hours, with people stepping over him and other robbing him. Police said no one called police to notify them that an unconscious man was on the sidewalk.