Footage of UFC star Conor McGregor leaving a Miami Beach jail after being arrested and charged with multiple offences by police in Florida emerged over an incident with a fan.
The Miami Herald first reported McGregor was taken into police custody over an incident with a fan at the end of a night out.
According to the police report of the incident, it is alleged McGregor smashed 22-year-old Englishman Ahmed Abdirzak’s phone when he attempted to take a photograph of the former lightweight champion as he was leaving a nightclub at 5am local time.
The report claims McGregor slapped the man’s phone from his hands and then proceeded to stomp on it several times. He is then accused of picking up the phone and walking away with it.
But “The Notorious” has broken his silence with a short message on social media.
“Patience in this world is a virtue I continue to work on. I love my fans dearly. Thank you all,” he wrote.
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Miami Beach Police Department has since confirmed McGregor was charged with strongarmed robbery and criminal mischief. The Irishman, 30, was held on $12,500 bail but was later released.
Here is UFC star Conor McGregor exiting the jail after posting bond on criminal mischief and robbery charges related to a phone incident. He didn’t want to speak, escorted to Black Escalade by someone on his team and quickly left. pic.twitter.com/ZqdUgVd1ZN
— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) March 12, 2019
The police report claims the alleged incident was caught on surveillance footage which allegedly shows McGregor leaving the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel and walking back to his resort.
Investigators claim police later found McGregor at his local address before he was taken into custody and transported to the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in Miami-Dade County at 5.56pm local time.
MBPD has arrested and charged Conor McGregor, DOB: 7/14/88, with Strong Arm Robbery and Criminal Mischief, both felonies. Please see arrest report and booking photo below. No additional information will be provided. pic.twitter.com/9HdkRWPnd8
— Miami Beach Police (@MiamiBeachPD) March 12, 2019