Report: Ryan Garcia Arrested for Alleged Felony Vandalism, Video Released

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Report: Ryan Garcia Arrested for Alleged Felony Vandalism, Video Released

Professional boxer Ryan Garcia was allegedly arrested for felony vandalism Saturday at the Beverly Hills’ Waldorf Astoria, according to TMZ Sports.

TMZ Sports reported that they had obtained a video of Garcia being led away from the hotel in handcuffs. The video, which TMZ Sports reported did not show Garcia’s face, appeared to show his back tattoos:

Garcia was arrested after allegedly damaging his hotel room and the hotel hallway, TMZ Sports reported.

He “complied with authorities and went peacefully” after his alleged arrest, per TMZ Sports.

TMZ Sports also claimed that Garcia was “seemingly under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs” at the time of his arrest.

A vandalism charge in California can become a felony if the damage is worth more than $400.

TMZ Sports previously reported that one of Garcia’s family members allegedly called a “wellness check” on the boxer at the same hotel Wednesday night.

Police allegedly arrived at the Waldorf Astoria and decided Garcia “was not a harm to himself or others” before leaving, TMZ Sports reported.

The alleged call came days after Garcia shared his mother’s breast cancer diagnosis, which she later confirmed on Instagram.

The alleged wellness check would not be the first time an outside party has checked on Garcia’s mental health. The New York State Athletic Commission asked Garcia to undergo a “mental health evaluation” before an April fight in Brooklyn due in part to his erratic social media presence, ESPN’s Mike Coppinger reported.

The NYSAC “tested Garcia’s brain function and gave him a standard competency test” in April, which he passed, according to Coppinger.

Garcia was unable to compete for the WBC junior welterweight title after he weighed in three pounds over prior to the fight against Devin Haney.

He still earned an upset majority decision win over Haney, although he tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance after the fight, Coppinger reported.

The boxer and his legal team have since claimed the tests were the result of “supplement contamination.” Coppinger reported that the issue remains under review as of May 23.

Garcia remained in custody at the time of the report, according to TMZ Sports.