Floyd Mayweather Jr. punches people for a living, but poking a security guard could land him in legal trouble.
Mayweather's lawyer faced a Las Vegas judge Wednesday on a misdemeanor battery charge, according to The Associated Press. Shayne Smith, a homeowner association guard, alleges that Mayweather repeatedly jabbed his finger into Smith’s cheek after the guard wrote Mayweather two parking tickets.
Police reports allege that Mayweather confronted Smith in the street, blocking the guard from leaving a cul-de-sac as well as removing the parking ticket and putting it on Smith’s patrol car. Smith reportedly had redness and discoloration under his left eye from the scuffle.
In addition to the poking charge, Mayweather also faces a separate felony coercion, grand larceny and robbery charges stemming from an altercation with the mother of his children. Mayweather will go to court for these charges on Jan. 24.
If convicted for the misdemeanor battery charge, Mayweather could face up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.
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