Boxing Star Ryan Garcia Arrested At Beverly Hills Waldorf Astoria

Boxing star Ryan Garcia, who sports a 25-1 record with 20 knockouts, was arrested Saturday night at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Beverly Hills.

Garcia appeared calm when taken by police from the hotel, reports indicate. He was arrested on suspicion of felony vandalism. His lawyer said later that Garcia “was taken by the BHPD to a local hospital for evaluation and treatment.”

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A watch commander at the Beverly Hills Police Department confirmed the arrest.

Damage over $400 is considered a felony under California law.

The boxer’s attorney, Darin Chavez, told ESPN that his client might also face charges of public intoxication. Chavez said Garcia has been struggling with family and mental health issues.

“Ryan has been open about his struggles with mental health over the years, and at this time he is dealing with an immense emotional burden,” Chavez said in a statement to ESPN. “The support and understanding from fans and the public are crucial as he navigates these personal challenges. We are working diligently to provide Ryan with the resources he needs.”

A case will now likely be presented to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

Hours before his arrest on Saturday, Garcia was posting disturbing messages to X about people protecting “pedos,” and complained he hadn’t been paid yet for a fight.

“Everyone is disgusting [expletive] trying to hide their wrongs,” Garcia wrote in his last post around 3 p.m. Saturday.

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