Uber rides have saved professional athletes in the past, but in this case, the ridesharing app played a role in one’s arrest.
Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey was arrested Thursday in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on a third-degree robbery charge after he allegedly stole a phone charger from an Uber driver.
The incident occurred on the University of Alabama campus early in the morning on Jan. 13, according to an incident report filed by campus police. Per the report, Humphrey, a former Crimson Tide cornerback, was taking an Uber ride with two other women when he asked the driver for a phone charger.
The driver obliged, giving Humphrey his personal charger, but when they arrived at the destination, Humphrey “refused” to give the charger back and “grabbed several other cables from inside the vehicle” before elbowing the driver in the side and getting out of the car, per the report.
When police arrived at the scene, Humphrey claimed the phone charger was his, although according to officials, the cable didn’t fit his phone.
The report also noted the value of the stolen property was $15.
The Ravens issued a statement on the bizarre incident Thursday, claiming Humphrey told them the whole thing was a “misunderstanding.”
“Marlon told us that it was a misunderstanding regarding a $15 telephone charger, which he thought was his,” the statement read. “Our understanding is that he has been interviewed by University of Alabama Police and is cooperating. We are monitoring the situation.”
The 21-year-old, whom Baltimore selected 16th overall in the 2017 NFL Draft, was booked into Tuscaloosa County Jail on Thursday morning but released on bond around 10:30 a.m.
Humphrey sent this cryptic tweet Wednesday afternoon:
He appeared to be in a better mood Thursday morning, though.
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