Floyd Mayweather Under Arrest For Grand Larceny... Not Domestic Abuse

Joseph CroasdaileContributor ISeptember 10, 2010

LAS VEGAS - MAY 01:  (L-R) Floyd Mayweather Jr. in action against Shane Mosley during their welterweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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Well it looks like Floyd might possibly having an longer vacation than he expected as he was placed under arrest today.  Oddly enough the charges are that of grand larceny and not domestic abuse...

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been arrested and booked with grand larceny in Las Vegas, charges that stem from the theft of personal items police say he took from an ex-girlfriend on Thursday morning, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Friday.

Mayweather was booked into the Clark County Detention Center in Nevada at about 1:45 a.m. ET, the Review-Journal reported, citing police. Mayweather does not face domestic violence charges because it would be a misdemeanor, and the incident occurred more than 24 hours before the arrest, though police will submit that case to the district attorney's office, the newspaper reported.

Nevada law calls for grand larceny charges when the value of the goods taken is $250 or more.

The most troubling thing I find is that $250 of goods is considered grand larceny??? I have also seen an article stating that the charges stem from Floyd stealing a iphone from Josie Harris.  I have my doubts as Harris has made false accusations in the past and obviously has a troubled history with Floyd, but the timing of the two events is troubling to say the least. While Mayweather is innocent until proven guilty, some may / have to wonder the mental state of Floyd after the video rant and this. 

Edwin Valero and how he imploded is the thing that comes to mind.  Nobody thought he would have killed his wife and committed suicide, but he did and nobody saw it coming.  Edwin on the other hand had a lot of other issues that Floyd doesn't...  so hopefully Floyd didn't lay a hand on Ms. Harris and that this will blow over.

Seriously Floyd "supposedly" stealing a iPhone is grand larceny?  Sound pretty harsh for something so trivial imho...  maybe petty theft, but grand larceny??

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