A man who told friends that he wanted to “go all out” during a night in Aspen spent nearly $3,000 on bottle service at a nightclub with a credit card police say he admitted to stealing.
Rodrigo Nicolas Perez Botti, 24, of Madrid, Spain, is due in court Monday. He told Aspen police officer Braulio Jerez via Skype that he stole the credit card from the victim’s checkbook at the Sky Hotel in March, the arrest warrant says.
Besides bottle service and champagne at Bootsy Bellows, Botti also used the card for roughly $1,500 in other charges, ranging from $341 at Matsuhisa restaurant and $315 at Radio Board Shop to $12 at a gas station for cigarettes and mints, wrote Aspen officer Mark Anderson in the warrant.
He and his friends allegedly spent $311 at the Belly Up, including on high-end Johnny Walker Blue Label whiskey. Aspen police posted the photos of three men seen using the credit card at the concert venue on the department’s Facebook page.
Two of the men pictured showed up at the police department a few days later and told Jerez that they and Botti are friends and roommates. At the Belly Up, Botti told one of the men that “he wanted to go all out that night, and the drinks were on him. Botti told [him] to buy the most expensive whiskey you want and drinks for others.”
They said they did not know the card had been stolen, and because Botti is from an affluent family, they “did not think twice of him spending a lot of money,” the warrant says.
Botti also said his friends didn’t know the card was stolen. Bond was set for him at $7,500. Botti, who has yet to appear in court, is being represented by Aspen attorney Mark Rubinstein.