World champion boxer Jermall Charlo turned himself into authorities on Wednesday after the court docket issued felony warrants for his arrest. However the middleweight “Hitman” could have been the sufferer of pushy police, in line with lawyer Kent A. Schaffer.
Detectives allege Charlo was unable to pay his tab at Privat Martini Bar & Social Membership in San Antonio, Texas, and after his bank card was declined, the 31 year-old pugilist stole money from one other desk’s examine after which bolted for the door, assaulting a server within the course of.
Schaffer vigorously defended his consumer in an E mail to KSAT.com.
“After they ran his card it was declined and he then obtained a fraud alert from Chase Financial institution asking if he had made the cost. He responded ‘sure’ and so they instructed him to have the cost submitted once more. The waitress went to run it once more and got here again saying she couldn’t discover the cardboard. Jermall was upset that his card was lacking because it was a debit card tied to an account with a considerable sum of money.”
“The waitress had his license protruding of a portfolio and he took his license again saying that he didn’t need her to lose that too. By this time, many membership staff have been gathering within the hallway so Jermall’s handlers wished to get him out of the membership earlier than bother began and a membership worker walked Jermall out to his automobile. Hours later Jermall’s assistant made contact with the membership to offer them one other bank card quantity however the membership refused to simply accept it.
“Over the previous few weeks we’ve talked to the police, prosecutors and the membership proprietor and though the membership proprietor expressed his need to drop the costs the officer insisted on submitting fees to attempt to embarrass Jermall. At no time did he rob anybody or take any property aside from his personal.”
Charlo, recently honored by the city of Houston, was booked at a satellite tv for pc workplace on the Bexar County Courthouse and promptly launched on bond. “Hitman” could should reappear in court docket later this yr, nevertheless it doesn’t sound just like the air-tight case the warrants counsel.
So far as his boxing profession is worried, Charlo improved to 32-0 with 22 knockouts by dismantling Mexican bruiser Juan Macias Montiel final June in “The Lone Star State,” retaining his WBC middleweight title within the course of.