Last year, Sandro Duval made headlines after he was arrested for impersonating Atlanta Falcon Chris Houston on Twitter and in real life, defrauding tons of nightclubs, agents, celebrities and thirsty groupie chicks in the process.
After being put on blast by BallerAlert.com more than once, Duval’s biggest scam even drew the attention of the FBI a year ago, almost to the date. While pretending to be Houston, Duval signed a contract with a sports agent and received a $20,000 advance that he proceeded to blow pretty fast all around Miami. He was taken down in a sting operation at the Fountainbleau Hotel and hit with a slew of charges.
That, unfortunately, did not encourage this wankster to live his own life once he was back on the streets. He was popped at least once more in January on similar charges.
And this was him on Friday night outside of Play nightclub.
A source tells BOSSIP that Duval arrived at the club pretending once again to be Chris Houston. The staff was put on notice, even though management decided to allow Duval to do his thing to see how far he would take it. Once in the club, Duval chatted up some foreign businessmen from France and Saudi Arabia, claiming he was Lil Wayne’s personal manager.
By the end of the night, their table had racked up a $15,000 tab and Duval was looking at a personal bill of $2,600. He attempted to get someone else to cover his split by telling them that he couldn’t understand why his card was declined and that he would have the cash in the morning. When that didn’t work and his rich companions left, Club Play’s management staff confronted Duval, who then told them that he was Chris Gamble of the Carolina Panthers and that if they allowed him to leave, he would return with the cash in a few minutes.
After about an hour, Duval was escorted from table to table by security, as he attempted to get other football players and celebrities in the building, who were there for EJ Biggers’ birthday party, to cover his tab, which, of course, none of them agreed to.
By this point, Miami Beach Police had been called to the scene. Duval continued to plead his case outside, attempting to call someone to come cover his tab, etc. But none of it worked. He even went so far as to tell the cops that he was an undercover FBI agent out of West Palm Beach, working on a case. He was finally taken into custody and is being held at Miami-Dade County Jail on charges including grand theft and attempted credit card fraud.
Is there a bigger wankster in the world than this idiot?