San Antonio’s KSAT News reports that WBC middleweight champion Jermall Charlo has surrendered to authorities after a warrant was issued for his arrest due to a July 16th incident.
On July 16, San Antonio police responded to the Privat Martini Bar & Social Club, located in the 5100 block of UTSA Boulevard, after receiving a call around 2 a.m. that Charlo had assaulted a waiter and taken off with her tips, according to an SAPD incident report released Wednesday.
The incident happened after a credit card Charlo attempted to use to pay his tab was repeatedly declined, the report states.
After Charlo accused the waiter of trying to steal his credit card, Charlo grabbed two black waiter books, removing his identification from one and cash from another, according to a warrant for his arrest.
Charlo and members of his group then “pushed their way out of the building and left the location” in a limousine bus, according to the warrant.
A waitress suffered a lower leg injury after a member of Charlo’s group stepped on her as they left.
Charlo, a Houston resident who was in town for brother Jermell’s undisputed title fight with Brian Castano, faces “multiple felony robbery” charges. KSAT’s report includes a statement from his lawyer, who claims that “[a]t no time did he rob anyone or take any property other than his own.”
TMZ Sports has more on the incident, including statements from cops who allege that Charlo’s actions were caught on video. Police statements tend to be worryingly malleable, though, so take those with a grain of salt.
“Hit Man” was last seen taking a decision over Juan Macias Montiel in June.