The arrest of an International Polo Club Palm Beach player in Wellington came after he entered a house by mistake, took off his clothes and got into the bed of a resident who didn’t know him!
According to the hilarious Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office report of Saturday’s incident, six-goaler Jason Crowder just walked into a townhouse in the Polo Club community down the street from where he lives about 3 a.m.
Camilo Robayo, the tenant, said he woke up when he heard noise from someone walking in. Robayo happens to be the manager and trainer of Olympic show jumper Daniel Bluman, and said the front door was left unlocked.
“There are two grooms and me staying in the house,” Robayo said. “I figured it was one of the grooms coming home, but then I heard the person fall in the stairs. I got up to look and here was some guy I’d never seen so drunk that he couldn’t stand up.
“He (Crowder) says to me: ‘Who cleaned up the house? It looks great!’ I told him I didn’t know him and to leave, but he ran upstairs, got naked and got in the empty bed.”
In time, deputies arrived and asked Crowder to clear out, to show his hands and to get out of bed.
According to the report Crowder, a highly-rated U.S. player on the Texas-based Lucchese team, ignored the deputies and pulled the sheet over his head.
One of the lawmen then gave Crowder his jeans but, according to the report, he refused to put them on and threw them on the floor.
A struggle ensued when the deputies tried to cuff Crowder. One deputy admitted landing a few blows to Crowder’s head.
Crowder was charged with burglary and resisting arrest, and released on $3,000-bond. Lucchese officials have not commented.
Said Robayo: “At the time I was worried that this guy was going to be dangerous. Now, it’s sorta funny.”
According to records, Crowder lives three doors down from Robayo.