Northern Suburbs News
Same name, but not the same guy
WESTCHESTER (WABC) -- He's a master plumber with clients in Westchester and Putnam counties.
His name is Robert Viggiano and if it sounds familiar, well that's his problem.
On Tuesday, Yonkers police arrested Robert S. Viggiano on charges he tried to buy sex from a 10-year old girl.
That's when Robert L. Viggiano's mistaken identity nightmare began.
The similarities are uncanny - both men are 47. Both married with two kids.
Robert S. is an electrical contractor with a business located just one mile away from where Robert L. lives in Cold Spring.
For the last two months, Robert L. has been renovating a dental office. He was there on Wednesday when news of police arresting Robert S. came across the radio. It made for an awkward moment, but long time neighbors say they never had any doubt.
Robert the plumber says even the wife of Robert the suspect called him to apologize.
As one Robert Viggiano faces a legal battle, the other fights to clear his name.
westchester county, putnam county, northern suburbs news
- At least 8 hurt when car jumps curb in East Village 52 min ago
- AccuWeather Forecast: Comfortable
- Live: Eyewitness News on 7online streamed live!
- WATCH ABC is available to Channel 7 viewers
- No remains found in latest Jimmy Hoffa search 13 min ago
- Robbery suspect dead in Brooklyn police shooting
- Worker pulled from waist-deep mud in Queens trench
- New York City redesigns flood map in Sandy's wake
- Natura recalls all brands of dry pet food
- Woman allegedly kicks police dog in teeth 21 min ago
- TWA Flight 800 crash investigators want new probe
- Slim Whitman, country singer, dies 7 min ago
- Photos: Most endangered historic places
- Photos: Bear the police dog 23 min ago
Most Viewed StoriesMost Viewed VideoMost Viewed Photos