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McGregor is arrested for ‘theft’ of fan’s cellphone

AP
Published Mar 13, 2019, 2:39 am IST
Updated Mar 13, 2019, 2:39 am IST
Police said McGregor slapped the phone out of the man’s hand and then stomped on it several times.
Conor McGregor
 Conor McGregor

Miami: Mixed martial artist and boxer Conor McGregor has been arrested in South Florida for stealing the cellphone of someone who was trying to take his photo, authorities said.

According to a Miami Beach police report, the 30-year-old McGregor was arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with robbery and criminal mischief. An attorney for McGregor called the altercation “minor” and said the popular fighter would cooperate with authorities.

 

McGregor was leaving the Fontainebleau Miami Beach shortly after 5 am  when a 22-year-old man attempted to take a picture of McGregor, the police report said. Police said McGregor slapped the phone out of the man’s hand and then stomped on it several times. McGregor then grabbed the phone and left the area, the report said. Police later found McGregor at his local address. McGregor was being held on $12,500 bail. “Last evening Conor McGregor was involved in a minor altercation involving a cellphone that resulted in a call to law enforcement,” Samuel J. Rabin Jr., a Miami-based attorney representing McGregor, said.

McGregor, is the former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion and one of the biggest draws in MMA.

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