• Man accused of beating roommate with metal object


    OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. - An Osceola County man is facing criminal charges after deputies said he tried to kill his roommate.

    Andy Roques-Arencibia is accused of beating his 59-year-old roommate with a metal object in a Kissimmee.

    When deputies arrived, they said he pretended to be an officer with a special police force in Puerto Rico to avoid arrest.

    They said Roques-Arencibia had a badge, a baton and a knife with the inscription: Special Police.

    Arencibia was booked into the Osceola County Jail without bail.

    His roommate is in critical condition.

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