On Tuesday (May 2), Deontay Wilder was arrested and booked on a charge of possession of a concealed weapon in Los Angeles, according to TMZ Sports.
The publication reported that Wilder was pulled over in Hollywood at around 1:15 a.m. after LAPD officers claimed his Rolls-Royce’s windows were illegally tinted and his license plate was hidden. During the “routine traffic stop,” the officers said that they smelled “burnt marijuana,” which led them to search the car. They reportedly found weed and a 9mm pistol before putting the professional boxer in custody. Jail records show that he was bonded out a few hours later.
The 43-2-1 fighter took to Twitter to give his followers an update following the incident. “I’d rather be safe than sorry. The end,” he wrote.