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McGregor wrestles his way out of a snap-shot

CONOR McGregor, renowned mixed martial arts fighter, was arrested in Miami Beach in the early hours of Monday after a 22-year-old British fan accused the fiery Irishman of smashing his phone, and walking off with the shattered remains.

McGregor, 30, was booked into the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Centre in Miami, on suspicion of robbery and criminal mischief, according to an arrest report, filed in connection with the incident, which took place shortly after 5am on Monday.

“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,” read the arrest report, without identifying the second man’s name.

“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 report continued, adding that the device was valued at £756.

McGregor was taken into custody later on Monday, but it was not known whether he had retained a local lawyer to represent him.

It is not his first scrape with the law. McGregor was charged in April 2018 with three counts of assault, and one count of criminal mischief, after police said he attacked a New York charter bus, carrying UFC fighters, throwing a moving dolly through a window and injuring other fighters.

He later pleaded guilty to a reduced, “disorderly conduct” charge.

McGregor, who visited Tenerife a few years ago, enjoying the delights of a luxury penthouse, had fun in the sun when he was pictured outside a San Eugenio chicken restaurant, pretending he had taken a private jet to Texas, simply to sample its fried chicken.

 

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