Colombian Soccer Player Pablo Armero Arrested for Battery at Miami Beach Hotel: Police

A soccer player for the Colombian national team was arrested for alleged domestic violence at a Miami Beach hotel a day after the Colombians beat Haiti in a friendly match at Marlins Park.

Pablo Armero, 29, was booked into Miami-Dade jail early Tuesday on a battery charge, according to a Miami Beach Police arrest report. He remained behind bars Tuesday on $1,500 bond Tuesday, and it's unknown if he's hired an attorney.

According to the arrest report, officers responded to the Metropolitan Hotel at 2445 Collins Avenue after the hotel's general manager said he received several complaints about the couple staying in Armero's room.

When officers went to his room, they found a woman who was crying and was missing a portion of her hair, the report said. Armero told the officers that he had been out drinking with the woman and they got back to the room where she asked him to cut her hair so he did, the report said.

But the woman told officers that when Armero said he wanted to get intimate with her and she said she didn't want to because she was tired, he became irate and physical, the report said. The woman said her necklace was yanked off her neck and then Armero grabbed a hair clipper and "forcefully" began to trim her hair, the report said.

When officers asked if she had asked him to cut her hair, she started crying and said "Why would I asked him to cut my hair?" the report said.

The woman told officers there has been a history of domestic violence between them, the report said. The report didn't say what their relationship is.

Armero played for the Colombian under-17 team before joining the national team in 2008. He has played for multiple clubs including West Ham United and Milan.

The Colombian team beat Haiti 3-1 at Marlins Park Sunday. Armero didn't take part in the game.

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