- Last Updated: 1:12 PM, May 18, 2012
- Posted: 1:11 PM, May 18, 2012
The Queens man who claimed he was beaten and robbed by his estranged father-in-law and several other men was arrested today for falsifying a police report, The Post has learned.
Robert Klein was collared at 1:50 a.m. after investigators discovered his Blackberry cell phone was never stolen in the May 12 attack as he had alleged, police sources said.
Klein, 25, previously told The Post that the assailants tied his hands and feet, blindfolded him and pummeled him.
Klein said the men -- including father-in-law Brian Hirshman – then forced him to mumble the words for a rabbi-sanctioned divorce. Men must consent to the divorce -- known as a "get" -- under Jewish tradition.
Klein is locked in a bitter divorce battle with his wife in Queens Supreme Court.
Hirshman, 52, was arrested May 13 for his alleged role in the attack.