Arrest made in Allenby case

Honolulu Police announced that they have made an arrest in connection with the Jan. 16 robbery of Robert Allenby several hours after he missed the cut in the Sony Open in Hawaii at Wailae.

Patrick Owen Harbison, 32, was arrested and charged on three counts of second-degree identity theft, three counts of second-degree attempted theft and one count of unauthorized possession of confidential personal information.

According to Hawaii News Now, Harbison had been in custody for a few weeks on unrelated chargers before being identified on surveillance video while using Allenby’s credit cards.

Allenby has said that more than $20,000 in fraudulent purchases have been charged to his stolen credit cards.

The day after the incident, Allenby told the Golf Channel that he had been kidnapped, beaten and thrown from the trunk of a car after leaving a wine bar, although he later said he was merely repeating what a homeless woman told him.

Honolulu police said in a statement that “no additional suspects are being sought” and the case had been turned over to the prosecuting attorney’s office.

Harbison was being held on a contempt warrant and had five previous convictions, including a felony drug conviction, according to the police release.

Allenby left the wine bar at 11:06 p.m. and said doesn’t remember what happened after that until he awoke at 1:27 a.m.


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