Report: Tigers First Baseman Miguel Cabrera Told Police to Shoot Him During Arrest


Apparently, Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera had quite the night in Florida when he was arrested for suspicion of drunk driving on Feb. 16.

According to police reports and, Cabrera was belligerent when police asked him to cooperate so they could handcuff him. He wasn't pleased with this request and told the police to "[Expletive] shoot me. Kill me.

"Do you know who I am?" he continued. "I'm Miguel Cabrera. I play for the Detroit Tigers. You don't know my family."

Cabrera has pleaded not guilty to charges of suspicion of driving under the influence and two counts of resisting an officer without violence, but a 41-page report, police video and 911 audio recording may prove otherwise.

His night of trouble allegedly started with an argument with a Florida restaurant manager. According to police, Cabrera walked into Cowboys Bar-B-Q and Steak Co. at closing time and refused to leave. He then supposedly threatened the manager and the restaurant's occupants when asked to leave a second time.

"You don't know me," he said according to the report. "I will kill you. I know all of you, and I will kill all of you and blow this place up."

Since the incident, Cabrera has been following a treatment plan for his drinking.

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