UFC star Conor McGregor was arrested in Miami Monday night after police say he smashed the cellphone of bystander trying to take his photo.
According to a police report, McGregor was charged with strong-armed robbery and criminal mischief, both felonies.
ESPN reports that McGregor was leaving the Fontainebleau Miami Beach shortly after 5 a.m. Monday when a 22-year-old man attempted to take a picture of McGregor. Police said McGregor slapped the phone out of the man’s hand and then stomped on it several times. Investigators said McGregor then grabbed the phone and left the area. Police later found McGregor at his local address.
McGregor was being held on $12,500 bail.
McGregor’s defense attorney, Sam Rabin, issued the following statement on Monday:
“Last evening, Conor McGregor was involved in a minor altercation involving a cell phone that resulted in a call to law enforcement. Mr. McGregor appreciates the response of law enforcement and pledges his full cooperation.”