November 22, 2019
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Why was Conor McGregor arrested and charged?

dublinlive: Conor McGregor has been arrested in Miami, Florida after allegedly taking a fan’s phone and smashing it.

The former UFC champion was arrested by police on Monday following the alleged incident.

He was charged by police with two felonies – strong-armed robbery and misdemeanor criminal mischief – after being arrested at the home he is staying in.

The 30-year-old was released on $12,500 bail in the early hours of the morning (Irish time).

Cops from Miami-Dade County’s Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center also released a mugshot of the 30-year-old.

They said: “MBPD has arrested and charged Conor McGregor, DOB: 7/14/88, with Strong Arm Robbery and Criminal Mischief, both felonies.”

What is strong-armed robbery?
According to Miami criminal defence attorneys Hager & Schwartz, strong-arm robbery is different to armed robbery.

They say: “Strong armed robbery differs from armed robbery in that alleged theft was done with violence, threats or force but without the use of a deadly weapon.

“Strong armed robbery is a second-degree felony and conviction brings about heavy fines and a prison sentence not to exceed 15 years.”

What did the police report say?
The report stated that McGregor and a fan were walking from a resort before the fan tried to take a photo.

The star allegedly “slapped” it out of his hand before stomping on it. He then picked it up and walked away with it.

The report read: “The victim and the defendant were exiting the Fontainebleau Hotel and the victim attempted to take a picture of the defendant with his cellphone.

“The defendant then picked up the victim’s phone and walked away with it, depriving him of it.

“Victim state the phone was valued at $1,000. The defendant was located and arrested.”

The incident was allegedly captured on CCTV with detectives later going to McGregor’s luxurious home in North Venetian Drive and arresting him.

Source: Published by dublinlive

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