Ryan Garcia detained for suspected felony vandalism at Los Angeles hotel

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Boxer Ryan Garcia has been arrested following allegations of causing damage to hotel property at the Waldorf Astoria in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles.

As per TMZ Sports, Garcia was escorted out of the hotel in handcuffs after authorities were summoned on June 8 due to reports of vandalism in his room and a corridor.

Reportedly, video footage captures the boxer leaving the premises accompanied by law enforcement officers, Garcia was shirtless and wearing a helmet. Despite his face being obscured, his identity was discernible from his back tattoos.

The news of Garcia's arrest emerged subsequent to the 25-1 fighter engaging in an unusual social media tirade on X (formerly Twitter). In one of his posts, Garcia stated, “They try to accuse me of their wrongs you won’t find nothing on me.”

Prior to the arrest, police had been called to the Waldorf Astoria for a welfare check prompted by concerns expressed by one of Garcia’s relatives. After determining that the boxer was unharmed, law enforcement later returned following disturbances at the hotel, allegedly after Garcia was denied further alcohol consumption.

In California, any damage exceeding $400 may constitute a felony. TMZ reports that Garcia cooperated with authorities during his arrest and appeared to be “potentially under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.”

Earlier this year, Garcia shocked the boxing community by defeating Devin Haney in their April 20 bout, only to subsequently test positive for a banned substance known as Ostarine.

Consequently, Garcia faced sanctions from the boxing commission, with his legal team advocating for the duration of the sanction to be “four months or less.” Garcia's attorneys argued that the test results indicated contamination of supplements and that he had not knowingly consumed performance-enhancing substances.

It remains uncertain whether Garcia will face charges following his arrest. We will continue to monitor this situation and provide updates accordingly.