What We’re Into: Models Who Aren’t Model Citizens
We here at Blogue love us a bad model and especially when it isn’t Naomi Campbell, throwing hissy fits, which are pretty lame (and tame) compared to this. Pictured above is the 20 year old hometown hunk Joshua Walter, who was in the news 3 years ago when he was a minor and living with a 37 year old elementary school teacher (who apparently has very good taste). When Department of Education investigators questioned Walter about the teacher (whom did not have him as a student) he said, “I’m tapping that ass and there’s nothing you can do about it.” The couple are rumored to be living together still. Fast forward til now, Walter was arrested for 15 gas station and deli robberies – more pics and details after the jump…..
From catwalk to perp walk.
A pretty-boy Hugo Boss model — who made headlines last year for being the boy toy of a 37-year-old teacher — was charged yesterday with taking part in holdup ring that robbed 15 gas stations and delis in the last month.
Joshua Walter, 20, of Queens and three others were busted early yesterday for the string of brazen robberies — and they confessed, sources said.
Cops said the thug band would go armed to grab cash out of registers. Then, they would also rob everybody in the place.
The quartet got $800 to $1,000 at each of their jobs for a total take of $12,000 to $15,000.
The spree began June 14 and ended on Sunday at a Dunkin’ Donuts on Horace Harding Expressway, where Walter allegedly pistol-whipped one of the victims, sources said.
In addition to gas stations, Walter and his pals hit 7-11 stores, bodegas and fruit and vegetable markets in Rego Park, Jackson Heights, Forest Hills, and Jamaica, Queens, and in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, the sources said.
The suspects were busted at 1:30 a.m. yesterday when cops assigned to the Queens North auto larceny squad stopped a Chevy Astro van with four men inside on 30th Avenue near 31st Street in Astoria.
One of the men ran out of the van but he was caught after a short foot chase, cops said.
The four were taken to the Queens robbery squad, where lineups were held, the suspects allegedly confessed and they were arrested.
They were charged with robbery and criminal possession of a firearm.
In addition to Walter, the other three members of the gang were identified as Lamont Adams, 33, and Willie Winston, 30, of Queens and James Young, 29, of Brooklyn.
Walter, taking advantage of his slim, sullen look, has modeled in Milan, Paris and the Big Apple.
He shares a home with Gina Salamino, 37, a former second-grade teacher who lost her job at PS 121 in Jamaica after their relationship was discovered.
Gina and Josh first met when he was only 12.
They renewed their acquaintance at a family party on Aug. 6, 2007, and said they first hooked up during the 2006-2007 school year — when Walter was 17.
In a bid to reclaim her job, Salamino contended there was nothing wrong with her liaisons because Walter wasn’t her student, and at 17, wasn’t a minor.
While that’s true in terms of criminal law, city education law considers anyone under the age of 18 a minor, a Manhattan Supreme Court judge ruled.
When Department of Education investigators questioned Walter about Salamino, he said, “I’m tapping that ass and there’s nothing you can do about it.”
He said he considered the older woman “my shorty.”
A man after my own heart….