Son of New York billionaire released after allegedly fleeing $28 cab fare and resisting arrest
The fashion model son of a New York billionaire is facing accusations he fled a $28 cab fare and tried to escape from police, SFGate reports.
20-year-old Harry Brant, the son of businessman Peter Brant and model Stephanie Seymour, allegedly took a cab to Greenwich Avenue, but when he go to his destination, took off on foot without paying the driver $27.85. He’s been charged with larceny in the sixth degree, illegal possession and interfering with an officer.
SFGate reports police were sent to the scene. Brant initially told them he wasn’t in the cab, but then said he didn’t have the money to pay his fare. He was “sweating profusely and pale in color.”
Brant shouted “no!” when placed under arrest and allegedly attempted to run away.
According to a police report obtained by SFGate, “Officers were able to grab ahold of Brant and take him to the ground. Brant continued to resist officers’ attempts to place him under arrest by tensing his muscles while swinging his arms and kicking his legs. Officers were finally able to place him in handcuffs.”
Police found a baggie containing a white powdery substance, which tested positive for narcotics. He refused to cooperate with police while in custody, but was identified by an officer familiar with him.
He was released with a court date set for August 4.
According to SFGate, his brother, Peter Brant Jr., 22, was arrested in March for getting belligerent while intoxicated at JFK airport in New York City. He is alleged to have assaulted a police officer.