Olympic gold medalist Shaun White was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with vandalism and public intoxication after an altercation with a guest at a Nashville, TN hotel.
According to a Metro Nashville Police Department press release, officers responded to the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel on West End Avenue at 2 a.m. Sunday after receiving a call about an intoxicated man, reportedly White. White, 26 years-old, allegedly pulled a fire alarm at the hotel, forcing an evacuation of all guests. An employee at the hotel also said he witnessed White destroy a hotel phone.
Responding officers reported that White appeared to be extremely intoxicated and smelled strongly of alcohol.
The Washington Post says a police affidavit states White deliberately broke a phone belonging to the hotel.
ESPN is reporting another affidavit claims White attacked a hotel guest who had followed him out of the hotel. When the guest told White he had called the police, White "attempted to attack the man and fell and hit his head."
A Metro Nashville Police spokesperson stated White allegedly kicked a citizen and fled on foot. "Mr. White kicked a citizen after hearing the police had been called. He then attempted to flee the scene while the citizen pursued Mr. White. Mr. White turned, ran into the citizen and fell backwards, striking his head against the fence."
White was transported to Baptist Hospital for treatment and was released on Monday.
Police say White was given the opportunity to sign misdemeanor citations for Vandalism and Public Intoxication, but he refused. The citizen declined to prosecute White for assault. White was released on his own recognizance.