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Only on SFLTV: WPLG’s Rob Schmitt Arrested

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Update: The case against Rob Schmitt was dismissed on 3/19/2009 for lack of evidence. Smith’s bond and and pre-trial were canceled.

update 9:33pm: so far it looks as though we’re the only ones with this info. WTVJ usually reports local newsies getting in trouble but this time nothing. WFOR hasn’t done it either. WSVN passes on other station’s public personnel matters and has for a while.

And to the best of our knowledge WPLG had no mention of their reporter getting arrested at 6pm.

15429738Anonymous tipster just alerted me that WPLG’s Rob Schmitt was arrested yesterday.

According to the booking info on the Metro-Dade corrections site, Schmitt was booked at 10:29 this morning yesterday on alleged battery/domestic violence charges.

He has been released on his own recognaissance with $1500 bond
more after the jump

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Allegedly they’re taking Rob’s bio off the site and “managers are flipping out” according to the tipster.

Schmitt joined WPLG in January of 2008.

/photo Rob Schmitt bio JustNews.com/

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  1. If you click on the BOOKING info up above, then click and enlarge the second pic of him, you can clearly see the scratch marks on his neck and face. Obvious signs of “SOMETHING”

  2. His bio says “Rob lives on Miami Beach. On weekends you’ll probably find him near Lincoln Road.” But doesn’t say anything else… Makes you wonder if he is gay.. lol

    • ivonne perez on

      hhahaha CAT BALLOU!!!…WHAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, and to think I was so on to this guy, finding him so attractive, oh no how dissappointing, A JAIL BIRD AND GAY!

  3. Just checked and his Bio is still up. I like Rob I guess and hope they don’t boot him over this. I mean we all get into arguments with are lovers wether they are men or women. However u shouldnt come to blows over it.

  4. Give him the benefit of doubt and remember we are all innocent until proven guilty in this country. He is no Bill Kamal!

    Just because he states in bio he lives on Miami Beach, does not mean is GAY, grow up people.

    Look at WSVN 7 you have a lesbian and a gay guy as lead anchors for news, WPLG 10 has 1 (Charles Perez) report on that! Now that is NEWS in this TV market.

  5. Sinful News Twinkasourous on

    Holy Schmitt! I wonder if he got the schmitt kicked out of him, or if he’s the schmitt-kicker…

    ok enough schmitt jokes; enjoy the rest of your day.

  6. Joe,

    How is that news? I mean South Beach is one of the Gay capitals of the world. It’s long overdue that there were 2 main anchors that are gay. I mean this is the 16th biggest market. I think news would be two lead gay anchors in the 90th market in a small hick town.

    LOL

    • As I said further above, the OP isn’t me. I’m the one who wanted to know about ‘Miss Thing’ if you recall.

      At any rate, why should we care if anchors are gay, straight, bi, or whatever? Personally, I only care if they can report the news professionally, accurately, and intelligently, and they aren’t totally unattractive.

  7. His bio is up as of 11:00 p.m.

    Who cares if he’s gay? The issue is how he somehow wound up with a mug shot. Innocent until proven guilty, right?

  8. Ironic that Ch 10 will not report this after covering Bill Kamal and others … I guess when it hits at home they are not journalist…

    • Saw it before – thanks, Diego. Just wanted to make sure you knew that I didn’t post the gay/news stuff.

  9. who’s the genius that wrote this story… you can’t be released on your own recognaissance WITH $1500 Bond, ROR means there is no bond… you’re released b/c the court found no probable cause to hold you…

  10. Case description:
    RLSE ON OWN RECOGNS

    Charge: BATTERY
    REMARK: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

    BOND: $1500**

    look it up, Miami-Dade Corrections

  11. Not easy lookin good in a mugshot, looks like he doesnt even try.
    BTW, I dont see the marks on his neck or face?

    Doubt WPLG will wack Schmitt, he’s great on tv and all this causes is a couple weeks of akwardness over at the WPLG studios.

  12. I was thinking about this overnight I think the reason Weinsier’s arrest was covered was because he was actually working. Didn’t he bring a Gun to Miami Central and that’s why he was arrested?

  13. Jeff Weinsier was NOT arrested for bringing a gun but for refusing to move from a public sidewalk when the officer’s ego got bruised.

    The gun was found after the arrest and they tried but failed to nail him for it.

    Now, that a lot of the media reported he got cuffed because of the gun is another matter but it’s not true

  14. Michael@NBC on

    Rob is the best news anchor in this town. Bill Pahovey hired him to compete with Joe Konable at TVJ. These charges are made up and he was defending himself when his girlfriend attacked him and accused him of cheating. Rob will be a national news anchor very soon.

    • Best news anchor in town? Sureeeee. Haha, that made me laugh.

      And yes, I’m sure he was hired to compete with the ever so infamous “Joe Konable.”

  15. Michael at NBC is obviously Joe or Rob.
    Give me a break. Rob is handsome but not ready to even anchor nights in West Palm. But in this Miami market who cares. Its all about looks. Please stop fooling yourself that its anything more than that.

    • Yes, he’s “Joe Konable”, right? Heh.

      And if it’s all about looks, please tell me why Belkys Nerey is on (no offense, Diego).

  16. Polar Bear on

    Alex: Amen!

    Ever since Jorgito (WFOR)was yanked off the desk, Diego has adopted Hialeah born and bred “Belkys”

    • Nope. I haven’t heard anything. I think WPLG likes how quiet this is. No one has covered it other then us…. and those other sites who have covered it, only got the story from us… so it’s pretty low publicity and thats what they like. If the newspapers picked up on it, all hell would have broken loose and Rob would’ve been gone.

  17. SouthFLrealtor on

    Rob is one of the best…….why he only does weekend nights is beyond me. Ditch the girlfriend and move him up to a better time slot!

  18. ROB SCHMITT UPDATE:

    Court Case No.: M-09-000060
    Probation Start Date: Probation End Date:
    Probation Length: Probation Type:
    Defendant in Jail: N Defendant Release to: ROR,
    Bond Amount: $0.00 Bond Status: DISCHARGED
    Bont Type: RELEASED OWN RECOGNIZANCE
    Bond Issue Date: 01/02/2009

    Criminal Justice and Civil Infraction Cases – Case Information

    Court Case No.: M-09-000060
    Printer Friendly
    State Case No.: 13-2009-MM-000060-0001-XX Name: SCHMITT, ROBERT STEPHEN Date of Birth: 08/13/1983
    Date Filed: 01/02/2009 Date Closed: 01/21/2009 Warrant Type:
    Hearing Date: Hearing Time: Hearing Type:
    Court Room: CHC – LAWSON E. THOMAS CHC, ROOM No.: 2A
    Address: 175 NW 1ST AVENUE
    Next Case:
    Previous Case:
    Judge: KELLY, CARROLL
    Defense Attorney:
    Bfile Section: M089 File Location: FILE ROOM Box Number:
    Seq No.: Charge: Charge Type: Disposition:
    1 BATTERY MISDEMEANOR NO ACTION

    Criminal Justice and Civil Infraction Cases – Case Dockets

    Court Case No.: M-09-000060

    Seq. No. Date Docket
    15 01/24/2009 INTAKE UNIT ASSIGNED: MISD DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
    14 01/24/2009 INTAKE PROS. ASSIGNED: CELEIRO, CECILIA
    13 01/21/2009 ROR AMT/ 0 DISCHARGED 01/21/2009
    POWER/
    12 01/21/2009 ROR AMT/ 0 DISCHARGED 01/21/2009
    POWER/
    11 01/21/2009 ORDER TERMINATING PRE-TRIAL RELEASE CONDITIONS
    10 01/21/2009 CLOSING JUDGE FIERRO, EUGENE J
    8 01/02/2009 ARRAIGNMENT HEARING SCHEDULED FOR 01/21/2009 AT 10:45
    7 01/02/2009 ROR AMT/ 0 ISSUED 01/02/2009
    POWER/
    6 01/02/2009 ROR AMT/ 0 ISSUED 01/02/2009
    POWER/
    5 01/02/2009 STAY AWAY ORDER – PRE TRIAL CONDITIONAL NO CONTACT ALLOWED W/BAHAREH BANISADR
    3 01/02/2009 FIRST APPEARANCE/D.V. JAIL ARRAIGNMENT
    2 01/02/2009 FIRST APPEARANCE/D.V. JAIL ARRAIGNMENT
    1 01/01/2009 DEFN ZIP CODE & STREET CHANGED BY FINALIST PURSUANT TO BKG

  19. Rob’s girl or ex-girlfriend is listed above. If you google it, you can pull her FB page, and believe me, she’s HOT! Then, he’s no dog himself! I hope this was all resolved.

  20. Googled Bahareh Banisadr, yes she is really good looking. If I’m not mistaken Banisadr is the President of Iran from the early 80’s, wonder if there’s any relations there. Looks like he still has his job too.

  21. Forest Gump is a genius compared fo the cops in south florida: The girlfriend probably attacked him, and he defended himself. The girl then called the cops because she started to bleed, the cops arrived, and arrested him, believing her side of the story. This info. should not be on the web because he was released, and therefore innocent. Have respect for the young man, and trash this nonsense site. He deserves respect.

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