Police in Hollywood, Florida have issued an arrest warrant for former NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown, as a result of claims that he and his trainer attacked a man at Brown’s Hollywood Hills home earlier this week.
Hollywood police spokesman Christian Latta stated in a news release late Wednesday that 31-year-old Brown is facing charges of burglary with battery, burglary of an unoccupied conveyance, and criminal mischief of less than $1,000.
Officers responded to Brown’s home on Tuesday afternoon due to a disturbance call from the alleged victim, a moving truck driver who told them that Brown and his trainer, Glen Holt, hit him.
Holt’s arrest report states that the driver went to Brown’s home on Estate Oak Circle in the gated Hollywood Oaks community on Tuesday in order to deliver household items that Brown had stored in California.
Brown initially refused to pay the $4,000 fee to release the items, so the driver left.
The driver also told authorities that the NFL player threw a rock at the truck as he was driving away, causing a small dent and paint to chip on the driver’s side door.
According to Holt’s arrest report, the driver’s employer then told him that Brown was willing to pay the $4,000 delivery fee, along with $860 for the truck damage and $360 for the extra time spent driving back to Brown’s home. The driver returned to the home and was given the $4,000, but Brown refused to provide the rest of the money.
At that point, the driver refused to release the property back to Brown. That is when Brown allegedly entered the truck and began to grab and pull at the driver, leaving him with several abrasions.
Police said Holt approached the driver after that and told him to provide the truck keys, so he could retrieve Brown’s belongings.
When the driver refused, Holt got into the truck and took the keys from the ignition, cutting the driver with one of the keys during the incident.
The arrest report adds that the driver then followed Holt to the side of the truck and told him not to open it.
However, Holt unlocked the side of the truck, allowing Brown and his friends to remove boxes, some of which actually belonged to other clients, according to authorities.
Brown and his group threw the items back into the truck, damaging some of them in the process, when the driver told them that the property also belongs to other people.
Hollywood Police report that Brown went back inside his home when officers arrived, and refused to come outside.
Holt was detained after the driver pointed him out to officers and is charged with one count of burglary with battery. He was initially being held without bond, until the judge changed the amount to $20,000 because of an agreement between prosecutors and the defense.
She also ordered him not to contact the alleged victim.
Officers remained unsuccessful in making contact with Brown, Latta adds. As a result, Hollywood Police issued the arrest warrant for him on Tuesday evening around 9:30 p.m. and announced it on Wednesday.
Jail records do not list an attorney for Holt, and it is unknown if Brown has a lawyer.
Brown, who is a free agent, played nine seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was traded to the Oakland Raiders last year but was released before he played a regular season game, following numerous incidents. He was quickly signed by the New England Patriots, who also released Brown last September, after a second woman in 10 days came forward with accusations of sexual misconduct.