Boxer Adrien Broner Bit Security Guard at Fontainebleau Miami Beach: Police

The 23-year-old fighter has been released from jail on $1,500 bond on a misdemeanor of simple battery

By Christina Hernandez
|  Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013  |  Updated 8:57 PM EDT
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Undefeated boxer Adrien Broner, 23, bit a security guard at Miami Beach's Fontainebleau hotel, police said. Miami Beach Police Sgt. Robert Hernandez described what happened.

Undefeated boxer Adrien Broner, 23, bit a security guard at Miami Beach's Fontainebleau hotel, police said. Miami Beach Police Sgt. Robert Hernandez described what happened.

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A wild night at Miami Beach's Fontainebleau hotel left an undefeated boxer behind bars. Police said 23-year-old Adrien Broner was fighting, but not with his fists. Instead, they said, he bit a security guard.

"Several people were fighting. Security responded. They attempted to break the fight up. While attempting to break the fight up, one of the security officers grabbed the defendant by the bank to pull him off, at which time he bit him in the right forearm," Sgt. Robert Hernandez with the Miami Beach Police Department said.

Broner, who is also known as "The Problem," ended up being just that for police early Monday around 3 a.m.

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It didn't take long for him to bond out of jail and start tweeting, writing, "They tried to keep a (expletive) locked down in MIA." Two hours later a tweet read, "So much hate I need a AK." Then he tweeted, "Nobody will beat ME."

The incident has South Floridians thinking of another famous boxer.

"Is that a Michael Tyson thing?" said Armando Rivas, who works nearby.

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Police said the fight happened outside the hotel near the valet. A friend of Broner's, Michael Owensby, was also arrested for his involvement in the fight. It was not immediately known if either man has an attorney.

The Fontainebleau released a statement saying, "An incident involving Mr. Adrien Broner occurred Monday, March 18 at Fontainebleau Miami Beach. Miami Beach Police Department was on the scene and is handling the matter."

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Police said it was a matter officers don't see too often.

"Well, it's odd," Hernandez said. "Their hands are what they say are certified, so I don't know if that was his frame of mind at the time."

Hernandez added, "The best thing that he could've done was admitted security showed up on the scene. It was over."

Broner was charged with a misdemeanor of simple battery. He bonded out of jail on $1,500 bond.

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