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Conor McGregor Has Been Arrested In Miami

Conor McGregor Has Been Arrested In Miami

Police have arrested Conor McGregor, alleging he smashed a fan's phone at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel.

The Miami Herald says the fan was trying to get a photo with the UFC star before McGregor allegedly threw it on the ground and jumped on it several times.

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McGregor is reportedly being charged with strong-armed robbery and misdemeanor criminal mischief, according to the Mirror.

The arrest report says: "The victim and the defendant were exiting the Fountainbleau hotel and the victim attempted to take a picture of the defendant with his cell phone.

"The defendant slapped the victim's phone out of his hand, causing it to fall to the floor. The defendant then stomped on the victim's phone several times, damaging it. The defendant then picked up the victim's phone and walked away with it, depriving him of it.

"Victim stated the phone was valued at $1,000. The defendant was located and arrested."

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Credit: Miami Police Department
Credit: Miami Police Department

Police are using CCTV footage to back up the complainant's claims.

McGregor was arrested at a property later that day and taken to Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center. He paid his bail and was subsequently released.

The fighter's Miami lawyer, Samuel Rabin, said in a statement: "[My client] was involved in a minor altercation involving a cell phone that resulted in a call to law enforcement. Mr. McGregor appreciates the response of law enforcement and pledges his full cooperation."

This is the latest run in with the police McGregor has had, with him dominating headlines last year for his violent outburst at other UFC fighters in New York City.

MMAFighting journalist Ariel Helwani, who was at the scene, relayed what allegedly happened.

Conor seen leaving Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center. Credit: PA
Conor seen leaving Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center. Credit: PA

"Conor McGregor and members of his team showed up at the Barclays Center at the very end of media day moments ago. There was an altercation with some of the departing fighters who are competing on the card," Helwani wrote on Twitter.

"I'm told from people who were in the van that as the van was driving off, they started banging on the windows before security broke it all up. I'm told that chairs were thrown through the van window and one passenger on the van was injured."

McGregor was charged with two offences and pleaded guilty to a disorderly conduct charge. He had to attend three days of anger management courses and complete five days of community service.

Featured Image Credit: Miami Police/PA

Topics: Police, Conor Mcgregor, Entertainment, crime, UFC

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

 

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