Man Arrested Twice in One Week for Harassing Romero Britto
Kerry Pierre appears to be artist Romero Britto's scariest fan. The 33-year-old has been arrested twice in the past seven days for allegedly harassing the artist and his staff at Britto's Lincoln Road studio.
In fact, Pierre has a history of stalking and harassing Miami's most notable pop artist that dates back to 2007.
The most recent arrest came on Friday night. Pierre broke into the studio and was promptly arrested and charged with trespassing.
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He bailed out of jail and was back at it with in just a few days.
On Wednesday night, he was again found in the alley behind Britto's gallery. He was arrested on charges of aggravated stalking. According to the arrest report, Pierre has "a history of threats to do violence to Britto and his employees." He's made threats against Britto and gallery employees' lives and has also tried to demand money.
Pierre is currently being held at Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, where his bond was bumped up to $100,000.
Pierre had previously served a little under a year and half for extortion and threats of unlawful harm in 2010 and 2011, though it's unclear if those charges were related to Britto.
According to prison records, Pierre has the words "Bin Laden" tattooed on his left arm. Previous court records have listed him as homeless.
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