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Florida man, Ryan Howard, allegedly tells police he is ‘Mr. Monopoly,’ goes directly to jail

A Florida man suspected of defacing a soundproof wall in St. Petersburg was arrested after claiming his name was “Mr. Monopoly” and that he was born on April 20, 1969, according to court documents.

According to court documents obtained by Fox News Digital, Ryan Howard (who is 33, not 55) was arrested Saturday and charged with resisting arrest and criminal damage to property.

The St. Petersburg Police Department said officers were dispatched to South 54th Street after a report of a white man in his 20s to 40s who had been seen spray painting a concrete wall in the area.

Witnesses told police the man had a white cloth around his neck and was wearing brown and white shorts.

They also told police he was last seen walking west on South 54th Street.

Ryan Howard, 33, was arrested Saturday and charged with resisting arrest and criminal damage to property. Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

One of the officers who responded found a man matching the description.

When officers approached the man, later identified as Howard, officers observed him in possession of white shorts and a black bag containing spray paint cans.

The officer asked Howard his name, but he did not respond.

Howard allegedly told officers his name was “Mister Monopoly,” aka Milburn’s “Rich Uncle” Pennybags, the mascot for the timeless board game Monopoly. NBCUniversal via Getty Images

Trying again, the officers told Howard they were conducting a criminal investigation and demanded he identify himself.

The officer had Howard sit in the back seat of the police vehicle and again asked him his name.

Howard was arrested and transported to the Pinellas County Jail. Steve Cucrow – stock.adobe.com

This time, Howard allegedly told officers his name was “Mister Monopoly,” aka Milburn’s “Rich Uncle” Pennybags, the mascot for the timeless board game Monopoly.

Officers conducted a search based on the name and date of birth and found the suspect’s Maine driver’s license, which gave the suspect’s name as Ryan Howard and his correct date of birth.

Howard eventually received a “go to jail” card and was transported to the Pinellas County Jail.

He did not roll the double dice, but was released on $1,000 bail.

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