On October 9, Angelic Valle strutted into the Johnny Rockets on Ocean Drive topless and laughing. That’s when things really got crazy. As witnesses filmed, the 22-year-old from Kendall then united her bikini bottom and “placed the steel chair leg into her buttocks,” as one later described it to police. That’s when Johnny Rockets manager Karen Castillo told police that patrons started running out and men swarmed around her.
Video of the incident went viral on World Star Hip Hop, showing Valle lying naked on a table as men douse her in ketchup and water. Now, two weeks later, Valle has been arrested on charges of indecent exposure, lewd and lascivious behavior, and disorderly conduct. And police are looking for one of the men in the video, who could face his own charges for touching her.
As for Valle, she seems unfazed — and even seems to confess to the incident on Instagram (where, yes, she appears to still be naked).
“That shit was fun now that I remember it,” Valle says, looking into the camera. “Take me to jail but it was fun, and everybody looked like they were having fun.”
Valle did not return a message from New Times seeking comment on the charges. She was charged with marijuana possession in 2012 and 2013 but she wasn’t prosecuted in either incident.
There could be more charges in the case. Police are also looking for a black male in his 20s who was seen touching Valle in the video. Anyone with information is asked to contact Miami Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.
The video has more than 1 million views on World Star Hip Hip. It’s been circulating among Ocean Drive business owners and causing outrage. For years, Mitch Novick has been trying to implement new zoning regulations to bring some much-needed order to the iconic Ocean Drive boulevard that he says has become “a cesspool of lawlessness.” He believes that the video highlights how unprepared employees are to defuse escalating situations such as these. Jeff Oris, the City of Miami Beach’s economic development director and liaison to the Ocean Drive task force, says establishment owners suggested the creation of a training program for employees.
“That’s not going to prevent the behavior in the first place,” Novick says. “This is a big red flag, and as a community, we need to focus and address the zoning that allows for this behavior.”