WBO titlist Terence Crawford has been accused of causing $5,000 in damages to a hydraulic lift last week after getting into a dispute with the owner of an auto body shop. A police report indicates that Crawford showed up to the shop and demanded the immediate release of his 1984 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
Michael Nelson, the owner of the body shop, reportedly told Crawford that the car would not be returned until he paid an outstanding debt of $1,350 for the car's paint job. Nelson then told police that as he was assisting another customer at the shop he heard something coming from the employee-only area. At that point Nelson allegedly found Crawford lowering his car from the lift himself, along with three other people tagging along with Crawford who were moving car parts out of the way to clear a path for it to be taken away.
Nelson told police that upon approach, Crawford pushed him and told him "When you have money, you can do what you want." Once the car was lowered, Crawford and company tied a rope to it and hauled it away.
The police report states that the car lift was then stuck on the "on" position and became so hot that it melted the hydraulic reservoir and burned out the pump, causing thousands of dollars in damages.
Crawford's attorney reportedly declined to comment on the incident as they believe it's a private civil matter.