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Exclusive: 'Pastor Bob' speaks about recovery center in Abacoa townhouse

Posted at 7:22 PM, Sep 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-27 19:23:34-04

He goes by Pastor Bob and was recently released from the Palm Beach County jail.  Bob Darigo is one of the men arrested after Jupiter police said a stabbing took place in an Abacoa townhouse. 

WPTV Newschannel 5's Tory Dunnan talked with him exclusively. He said he's embarrassed and admits he was operating what he calls a faith based recovery program in the home on Corbison Point Place in Abacoa, but he didn't plan to stay long.  T

he Christian Recovery Center for a sober living home was advertised on craigslist and it's where police said a stabbing unfolded Monday. 

"God forbid that there be people in recovery in Abacoa," he said."This seems to be blown out of proportion."

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Darigo went on to say, "I can tell you that christian recovery centers do exist in Abacoa. There are a number of houses that do the same thing. they just don’t advertise to everyone because there are a lot of judgmental people out there that think it’s not acceptable."

The HOA manager told Newschannel 5 that they didn't know this was a recovery house until someone spotted a Craigslist ad. They said they found out the tenant on the lease who passed the background checks wasn't actually living there.  
 
When asked if it was right to operate a recovery center in a home he wasn't on the lease for, he said, "Well you are calling it a recovery center.  I mean it’s a faith based program through a church. To attack what I’m doing, would almost be like attacking the church."

Darigo said he has a criminal and drug addiction past. He said he spent 20 months in prison and that's where he changed.