"790-The Ticket" Owner Feinberg Accused of Beating Fiance

Feinberg And Penrod During Proverbial Happier Times

Busy day on the Pulp. Now we hear that Joel Feinberg, the 30-year-old son of big money and owner of the 790-The Ticket radio station, has been arrested for allegedly beating up his fiance during a fight in California. A Monterey newspaper broke the story and David Ovalle of the Miami Herald has it first locally. What nobody has reported is that the fiance/victim is Susan Penrod, the former daughter-in-law of Miami entrepreneur Jack Penrod, who owns the South Beach nightclub "Nikki Beach." Jack Penrod named that club and other establishments he owns (including Nikki Marina at the Westin Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood) after his daughter Nicole, who was killed at age 18 by a drunk driver in 1997.

Jack Penrod's son, Michael Penrod, divorced Susan two years ago according to court records.

The fight -- during which Feinberg snatched the 36-year-old Penrod's $40,000 engagement ring -- may have stemmed from Feinberg's frustration at losing at the track that day, according to police. Not that money should mean much to Feinberg, since his real estate mogul father, Michael Feinberg, owns the golf Club at Emerald Hills in Hollywood, among other major holdings.

Suddenly, the hiring of Sid Rosenberg makes so much more sense.

UPDATE: Below is a copy of the mugshot.

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