MIAMI BEACH — Peter Loftin, the flamboyant nightscape character and former owner of the historic Versace Mansion, was arrested on Mother’s Day.
Loftin, 56, was charged with aggravated assault in a domestic violence incident involving ex-Miami Dolphins cheerleader Kaire Hall, the 32-year-old mother of their two sons.
A telecom millionaire whose ownership of the famous Ocean Drive mansion was rocked by lawsuits and controversies, Loftin was nabbed after the incident outside his home in North Miami Beach.
According to the police report, he allegedly waved a gun at Hall when she came to pick up their two boys for Mother’s Day.
According to the police report, Hall pulled up at Loftin’s $2 million canal-mansion. And as he walked towards her, he allegedly lifted his shirt and took a semi-automatic Glock out of his waistband, vowing to “shoot her in the face.”
She told police he was upset over her picking up the boys late.
“I didn’t even have a gun,” Loftin said when reached for comment.
Police did confiscate a Glock, according to the arrest report.
“I can’t comment about this whole thing, but I have custody of the children. That’s all you need to know.”
When asked about his life now that he lost the Versace Mansion in foreclosure, Loftin told me he’s just “a mother and a father all at once.”
Loftin spent $19 million in 2000 to buy the mansion made famous by the 1997 assassination of clothier Gianni Versace. It was sold in a bankruptcy auction last year for $41.5 million. Click on the gallery below to see Loftin’s old place: