Current MLB free agent outfielder Delmon Young was arrested on early Sunday morning in Miami for allegedly choking and threatening to kill a valet attendant. According to a Miami police report, Young grabbed the attendant by his throat and began choking him after the attendant told him that the club Young wanted to get into was no longer open. After telling Young this, he reportedly became irate.
“Stupid Cuban. Open the (expletive) door. I’m here. Now what?” the police report said via WPLG Local 10 in Miami.
Young shortly returned after briefly walking away and proceeded to demand that the door be opened by the attendant.
The attendant informed Young again that the club was closed, Young told him, “I’m gonna (expletive) kill you, you Latin piece of (expletive),” the report stated.
Young then reached over the valet podium and placed his hands on the attendant’s neck, but the he was able to run away and call for help. Police went to Young’s condominium after being called. When they knocked on the door and Young opened, he was naked from the waist down, so one of the officers asked him to get dressed, according to the police report.
Police stated Young was belligerent and told an officer, “I’ll slap you in the face with money, you (expletive) Cuban.”
Young played in 52 games for the Baltimore Orioles last season, batting .270 with two home runs and 16 RBIs. He has played for five teams during his 10-year MLB career. He faces a battery charge after the alleged incident.