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Ryan Garcia arrested: Boxer charged with felony vandalism at Beverly Hills hotel


Ryan Garcia was arrested Saturday for felony vandalism after the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills accused Garcia of causing $15,000 in damages to their hotel.

Garcia “trashed his room [and] hallway” at the hotel, law enforcement sources told TMZ. The outlet also released a brief video of Garcia’s arrest, though it only captured the boxer being escorted out of the hotel.

The video — in which Garcia appears shirtless while wearing something over his head — can be seen below.

Garcia’s arrest is the latest in a string of issues the 25-year-old has endured in recent months. He demonstrated erratic behavior on social media before his April fight against Devin Haney and also failed to make weight for it.

Garcia won the fight over Haney, but later tested positive for a banned substance and is in jeopardy of having that victory overturned.

Here’s what to know about Garcia’s latest incident, his arrest at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills.

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Garcia was arrested on felony vandalism charges at 5:45 p.m. local time Saturday, the Beverly Hills Police Department told ESPN.

A driver who dropped Garcia at the hotel first called the police. The hotel decided to press charges once law enforcement officials arrived.

The police didn’t immediately clarify the exact nature of the damage, but Garcia “trashed his room [and] hallway” at the hotel, per TMZ. That led to the felony vandalism charges.

That said, Garcia’s attorney Darin Chavez revealed Garcia might also be charged with public intoxication, per ESPN.

Chavez also addressed concerns about Garcia’s mental health and noted in a statement Garcia’s arrest comes at “an extraordinarily challenging time for Ryan, as he has been grappling with devastating news regarding his mother’s health.”

“Ryan has been open about his struggles with mental health over the years, and at this time he is dealing with an immense emotional burden,” Chavez said in his statement. “The support and understanding from fans and the public are crucial as he navigates these personal challenges.

“We are working diligently to provide Ryan with the resources he needs. Our team is committed to ensuring that he receives the appropriate help and care to address both his immediate and long-term well-being. We ask for continued support and compassion as Ryan focuses on his family and his health at this time.”

Garcia was booked at the Beverly Hills Police Department jail Saturday but was transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after complaining of a medical issue. He will be evaluated and treated at that location.

Felony vandalism is punishable by a prison sentence of up to three years, a fine of up to $50,000 or a combination of both under California Law, per Kann California Law Group.

This story will be updated as more details are provided.

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