Over the Top: "Champion Arm Wrestler" Boasts During Fight With Cops

Heavyweight tells cops he can bench press 600 pounds

By Brian Hamacher
|  Tuesday, Feb 15, 2011  |  Updated 11:28 AM EDT
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It took four officers and two pairs of handcuffs to subdue a boastful Port St. Lucie man who warned cops of his credentials as a strongman during his arrest Saturday.

Police say 6-foot-2, 275-pound Bobby Leroy Hopkins Jr., 30, wasn't going down without a fight when he was confronted by deputies in the 3000 block of Indrio Road, according to tcpalm.com.

Hopkins was found standing next to a black Infinity that met the description of a car involved in a domestic violence situation. When a woman inside the car told cops Hopkins had hit her, police moved in to take him into custody.

But Hopkins wasn't going down without a fight, and he wanted to let deputies know who they were dealing with.

"I'm a champion arm wrestler, I can bench press 600 pounds," Hopkins yelled at the deputies," according to an arrest report. "I'm gonna kick all your (backsides) out."

The officers were able to subdue Hopkins, though it took two pairs of cuffs to keep his meaty hands behind his back.

Hopkins was charged with felony resisting arrest with violence, misdemeanor domestic battery, assault on a law officer and four counts of misdemeanor resisting arrest without violence.

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