Saturday 19 October 2019

Conor McGregor arrested in Miami accused of 'stomping' on fan's phone

Arrested: The official booking photograph of UFC star Conor McGregor provided by Miami police
Arrested: The official booking photograph of UFC star Conor McGregor provided by Miami police
Ryan Nugent

Ryan Nugent

Conor McGregor has been arrested in the US after he allegedly "slapped" a phone out of a fan's hand and "stomped on it".

The Dublin MMA fighter was arrested yesterday and charged by Miami police. He was last night being detained at the Turner Guildford Knight Correctional Centre in the city.

He is charged with "strong-arm robbery and criminal mischief". McGregor is alleged to have walked away with the phone afterwards.

According to the police report, the incident occurred while the fighter was leaving the Fontainebleau Hotel.

"The [man] attempted to take a picture of the defendant with his cellphone.

"The defendant slapped the phone out of his hand, causing it to fall to the floor. The defendant then stomped on the phone several times, damaging it," it alleges.

The report said McGregor then picked up the complainant's phone and walked away with it, depriving him of it.

The man told police that the phone was worth $1,000.

McGregor and his family are in Miami to celebrate his mother's 60th birthday.

He posted a stream of photographs on Instagram from the $1,000-a-night Versace Mansion.

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