A man who was arrested on suspicion of being involved in the Gucci Sandals incident in New York City has died in custody.
Manuel Rodriguez, 34, of Queens, was charged with assault causing bodily injury, disorderly conduct and obstructing official business, the NYPD said in a statement Monday.
Rodriguez was taken to Bellevue Hospital for treatment of his injuries.
He was arraigned Monday morning on the charges.
Rodriquez has been charged with assaulting a police officer, obstructing an official business and witness tampering, according to the NYPD.
A spokesman for the NYPD declined to comment on the death.
Rodrellos arrest came after an incident at Gucci’s New York store on July 15, when he allegedly ripped down a fence outside of the store.
The shop was locked down, but Gucci said it was safe to open the store and staff was not in danger.
A police source told the New York Daily News that an employee, who was not identified, was wearing a Gucci T-shirt and a Guccis signature sandals when Rodriguez was confronted by police.
The store’s owner, Scott T. Odom, said he had “no idea” why Rodriguez allegedly ripped the fence down.
Odom told the Daily News in an email Monday that he was “shocked” to hear about Rodriguez’s death.
Odeon has owned the store for 10 years.
He said he was unaware of Rodriguez’s alleged actions.
Rodrodos arrest was one of a series of high-profile incidents that followed Gucci on its launch into the fashion industry, including a $1.5 million lawsuit filed by former Gucci employee and model Arianne Zucker alleging a sexual assault.
In a statement on Gucci Soho, Odom said he has “no information” about the allegations against Rodriguez.
In an interview with the Daily Mail, Zucker said that Rodriguez approached her during the launch party at the store on Sept. 16, 2016.
The pair were alone, she said, and Rodriguez grabbed her.
Zucker said that she asked him to put his hands behind her back.
Rodriguez told her that he “had a knife and that he wanted her to get up and leave,” she said.
Zimmer alleges that he threatened to shoot her and threatened to stab her if she didn’t comply.
Zigulakh said that, after the attack, Rodriguez offered to take her to a “private room.”
She said she left the store without paying for her drink, and later called the NYPD to report the incident.