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Tue Jan 20, 2015, 03:54 AM

2. UPDATE: Woman who found Allenby tells different story

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LA Times.com: Allenby has said that he was abducted outside a wine bar, robbed and beaten, then driven some six miles away. A homeless woman saw him being tossed out of a car, dazed and injured, he said.

But 9News in Australia tracked down the woman, who said she encountered Allenby only a block from the wine bar, where he was offering two men $500 to get his belongings back. She said a passerby put him in a taxi back to his hotel.

Honolulu police have closed-circuit videotape of a suspect purchasing alcohol with a credit card stolen from Allenby, 9News said.

9News.com: The 43-year-old pro golfer said he left his friend to go to the bathroom as the Amuse wine bar in Waikiki was closing on Friday night. When he emerged, a group of people he didn't know told him his friend was waiting for him downstairs in the car park. He caught the (elevator) down and when he emerged, he claims he was brutally bashed before being robbed and stuffed in a car boot, and then dumped in a park 10km away. He then claims two homeless men started kicking him to see if he was alive and stole whatever he had left.

But Charade Keane, a local homeless woman, told 9NEWS she was just one block from a wine bar when she found Allenby trying to pay off two men to get his belongings back. Ms Keane said she saw Allenby trying to offer the men $500 but they became aggressive. She said she was helped by another man, believed to be a former soldier, to get Allenby in a taxi.

"There was two people there also that were sort of arguing with him," Ms Keane said. "So I asked him to come with me, I said 'this guy needs help'. I didn't want them fighting and he trusted me and we walked across the street."

Her account also raises the question of what happened during the three hours between when Allenby left the wine bar at 11pm and when Ms Keane discovered him at 2AM.

HE went to the bathroom? I thought he said his friend did. Did they travel to the bar in their own vehicle? If not, why go to to the car park? Did the car park have surveillance cameras? Did the woman see the bruises that appear in the photo? DID HE APPEAR TO BE DRUNK AT THE TIME? It's all a far cry from being seen dumped from a car six miles away -- if you'll pardon the expression. Here's hoping they can track down who used his credit card...


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