Well, it happened again. On Monday, former UFC champion Conor McGregor, who was previously arrested on criminal mischief charges in the aftermath of an infamous incident during UFC 223 media availability in Brooklyn last year, was again arrested on the same charge.
This time, McGregor was in Miami outside the famed Fontainebleau hotel when a fan who spotted him, wanted to take a picture with him.
McGregor responded by destroying the fan’s cell phone.
A now-viral tweet from the Miami Beach Police Department outlines that in addition to criminal mischief, McGregor has been charged with strong arm robbery. Each charge is felonious in accordance with Florida state law.
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
Under state law in Florida, a guilty party convicted of robbery, which is deemed a second-degree felony and a level six offense severity as per the state’s criminal punishment code can face a maximum of 15 years in jail, 15 years of probation and a maximum $10,000 fine.
Criminal mischief carries varying prison terms under Florida state law, contingent upon the cash amount of damage caused, ranging from two months to five years.
McGregor was booked at Dade County jail and was later released.
Conor McGregor finding himself in legal trouble is an occurrence that has been happening far too often of late. Think about it:
He has been involved in three incidents in the last 11 months and is currently suspended for six months for the post-fight melee in the immediate aftermath of the UFC 229 main event on Oct. 6.
The big question after this latest arrest is can he stay out of trouble long-term? I personally hope that he can. I want to be talking about his next fight, not about his next legal trouble.
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