CLEVELAND, Ohio – Cleveland Cavalier's Guard JR Smith was arrested in New York on Friday after being accused of breaking someone's phone when they tried to take a picture of him in front of a Manhattan nightclub, New said York police.
Smith, whose real name is Earl Joseph Smith, was released, calling New York police a "desk appearance" to appear in the courtroom sometime in September, according to New York police spokeswoman Det. Sophia Mason
The incident occurred On July 29, in front of The Park Restaurant in Chelsea, Mason said. Someone was trying to take a picture of Smith, 32, when he left the restaurant, Mason said.
Smith grabbed the person's phone and threw it, broke the phone, Mason said.
He Was Charged with Administrative Offenses
Cav's spokesman Ted Carper said in an e-mail that the incident is known to the team and Smith's personal attorney handled the case.
Smith joined police in Bay Village in September 201
The Bay Village police tried to stop his car and Smith drove into a neighbor's driveway, police reports said.
He pleaded guilty to deliberate and wanton disregard for safety and was fined $ 150.