Antonio Brown Destroyed Security Camera Last Month, Wasn’t Charged Because HOA President “Feared” Retaliation

By Ari Meirov

Antonio Brown is back in the NFL, playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but there’s a new troubling report out today.

According to a police report obtained by the Miami Herald, Brown was accused last month of angrily destroying a surveillance camera at the gated community in Hollywood where he lives and throwing his bicycle at a security-guard shack.

In the latest incident, a security guard called police after A car pulled up the the guard shack at Hollywood Oaks asking to visit Brown. The guard said Brown had “gate restrictions,” which meant that Brown had to be at the gate in person to escort the guest inside.

The report said that not long after, Brown showed up on a blue bicycle and “began to express his anger with her for denying his guest access.”

“Why are you wasting my f—ing time, you need to let my guest through the f—ing gate,” Brown told the guard, according to the police report.

“Brown then approached the guard shack and began to strike one of the surveillance cameras, causing it to break,” the report said. The guard was unsure if he used his hand or some sort of object.

Brown left — and the guest pulled back around trying to get in. The guard, the report said, again denied him access. Brown returned, cursed the guard and “threw his bicycle at the guard gate arm,” causing the gate to get stuck in the up position. The report said Brown got into the blue car and they drove off into the neighborhood.

Hollywood police determined it had probable cause to charge Brown with misdemeanor criminal mischief for the incident, but the homeowners association president declined to press charges because she feared Brown “may retaliate against her employees.”

Sylvia Berman, the homeowners association president president told the Herald that they are no afraid of Brown, but rather the board thought the incident was too minor to press charges and Brown agreed to replace the broken camera.

Brown recently returned from an eight game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy.

The Buccaneers signed him to reunite him with Tom Brady and he’s played in two games so far.

It’s unclear if the team knew about the incident before signing him.

This is a developing story. Refresh for updates.

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