WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — Five-time world boxing champion Vinny Paz is expected to appear in a Rhode Island court after being arrested following what police are calling a “domestic incident.”
Warwick police tell WPRI-TV that officers were called to his home at about 3 a.m. Thursday by a relative of Paz’s girlfriend.
Chief Stephen McCartney tells WPRO-AM that the officers had to force their way inside, where they found the girlfriend barricaded inside a bathroom. He says she had injuries consistent with an assault. She was taken from the home on a stretcher and placed in an ambulance.
It wasn’t immediately clear whether Paz has a lawyer.
Paz is known for coming back after he broke his neck in a car crash. His story was dramatized in the 2016 film “Bleed for This,” starring Miles Teller.
It’s the second time the 55-year-old Paz has been arrested in recent months. Paz was charged with felony assault in January after he allegedly bit a man and knocked out his teeth after accusing him of stealing $16,000. Paz has maintained his innocence and said in several Twitter postings and after being released on personal recognizance that he was the victim.
Information from: WPRI-TV, http://www.wpri.com