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Ryan Garcia arrested for felony vandalism, transported to local hospital

Boxing star Ryan Garcia arrested over the weekend after damaging hotel property

Ryan Garcia, 25, was arrested on Saturday by Beverly Hills Police Department after allegedly trashing his Waldorf Astoria hotel room and the hallway. The hotel alleges that Garcia caused more than $15,000 in damage, according to police.

“On June 8, 2024, at approximately 5:15 P.M., the Beverly Hills Police Department responded to 9850 Wilshire Blvd. (Waldorf Astoria) for an ‘intoxicated person’ call for service,” Beverly Hills police said in a statement sent to MMA Fighting. “During the investigation, the intoxicated person was identified as Ryan Garcia. Upon obtaining statements from the hotel management, it was determined that Mr. Garcia was a registered guest of the hotel and had caused damage to a guest room and the hallway of the hotel. Hotel management requested the arrest of Mr. Garcia for property damage.

“Ryan Garcia, a 25-year-old from Porter Ranch, California, was arrested for PC 594(b)(1) – Felony vandalism and transported by the Beverly Hills Fire Department to a local hospital for medical care.”

In California, property damage exceeding $400 in value is considered a felony. If convicted, Garcia could face up to three years in state prison and a fine up to $50,000.

“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,” Darin Chavez, Garcia’s attorney said. “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. Our team is committed to ensuring that he receives the appropriate help and care to address both his immediate and long-term well-being. We ask for continued support and compassion as Ryan focuses on his family and his health at this time.”

The incident comes just two months after Garcia defeated Devin Haney by way of decision.

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