J.R. Smith Surrenders to NYPD Charged with Criminal Mischief
8/31/2018 8:16 AM PDT
NBA star J.R. Smith has turned himself into police in New York — and has been charged with a criminal offense — stemming from a July incident the place he allegedly threw a cellphone, TMZ Sports activities has realized.
TMZ Sports activities broke the story … Smith was being investigated for allegedly stealing a cellphone from an individual exterior of The Park — a hotspot in Chelsea. Officers imagine Smith threw the telephone into a close-by building zone, damaging the merchandise.
Now, we have realized Smith appeared at an NYPD station in Chelsea early Friday morning the place he was charged with misdemeanor legal mischief and issued a desk look ticket to seem in courtroom at a later date.
We spoke with Smith’s lawyer, Alex Spiro, who tells us, “That is nonsense, and we aren’t responding to nonsense. He was issued a ticket.”