Ryan Garcia Arrested in California for Alleged Vandalism Incident at Hotel; Spotted in Handcuffs and Helmet covering Face

Professional boxer Ryan Garcia has been taken into custody in California for his alleged involvement in a serious vandalism incident at a hotel in Beverly Hills.

The Beverly Hills Police Department has confirmed that Garcia, 25, was arrested on Saturday, June 8, following a call regarding a “intoxicated person” at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel on Wilshire Boulevard, according to a statement.

According to a statement from Lt. Andrew Myers, the individual involved in the investigation has been identified as Ryan Garcia, who was found to be intoxicated.

According to the hotel management, Mr. Garcia was a registered guest of the hotel and was responsible for damaging a guest room and the hallway.

Garcia was arrested and taken to a local hospital for medical care, according to Myers.

A video obtained by TMZ reportedly captures Garcia, the winner of the WBC interim lightweight title in 2021, being escorted out of the hotel while wearing a bike helmet that concealed his face. He can be seen in handcuffs in the footage.

According to previous reports, Garcia had another incident at the hotel earlier this week. Authorities were called for a welfare check after one of his relatives expressed concern for Garcia’s well-being.

In a statement to PEOPLE, Garcia’s attorney, Darin T. Chavez, acknowledged that Ryan’s arrest has occurred during a difficult period. This comes after news of his mother’s health struggles.

Speculation has been swirling among boxing fans after Garcia’s recent posts on X (formerly Twitter), hinting at a possible breast cancer diagnosis. In a recent post, Garcia expressed their frustration with breast cancer.

The hotel, known for its luxurious accommodations and high price tags, acknowledged the incident in a statement to PEOPLE, stating that it is fully cooperating with the local authorities.

The arrest of the lightweight fighter has occurred during a challenging period in his professional journey.

Following his victory over super lightweight champion Devin Haney, Garcia faced a setback when he tested positive for a banned substance on April 20.

According to the outlet, it has been reported that Garcia may be facing a potential suspension from the New York State Athletic Commission.

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