Another witness has stepped forward contradicting Robert Allenby’s claim that he was abducted, beaten and robbed last Friday in Waikiki.
Chris Khamis, a 47-year-old homeless man, told the Honolulu Star Advertiser that he found the Australian on the street claiming that he had been drugged.
“There was no crime (when I was present). It was his stupidity,” Khamis said in an interview. “(Allenby) passed out and hit his head. I was there. Nobody pushed him out of a car.”
The Honolulu Police Department announced on Tuesday they were investigating the incident as a possible second-degree robbery and fraudulent use of credit card case.
According to a 9 News (Australia) report on Wednesday, police have not opened a kidnapping investigation and don’t believe to have sufficient evidence this was a robbery.
Allenby said he was beaten, placed in the trunk of a car, robbed and dumped six miles away in a park, but according to Khamis, the PGA Tour player hurt himself when he fell and hit his head on the pavement waiting for a taxi.
“I had turned around for just a second. Nobody was around us,” said Khamis, who then looked back to discover Allenby on the ground bleeding. “There he was, I was like, ‘Oh, my God!’”
Khamis also said Allenby kept repeating that he was a millionaire and waving around his American Express Platinum Card.
Police are reviewing surveillance footage and following a trail left by Allenby’s credit cards, which have been used to purchase more than $10,000 worth of merchandise, according to the 9 News report.
Sources familiar with the investigation said if an arrest is not made soon the police will release images from video footage of the suspects using Allenby’s credit card.