The arrest report in Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s case was made public this week and shows that he gave his ex-girlfriend $200 for tooth fairy duties before things between them turned violent, leading to a felony charge last week.
According to the police report made public on Monday, Mayweather, 33, handed his ex Josie Harris $200 to put under their daughter’s pillow for a lost tooth before getting into an argument with her early Thursday that involved threatening, hitting and taking her cell phone.
The 33-year-old athlete was also quoted as threatening to kill 30-year-old Harris and her new boyfriend, stating, “I’m going to have you both disappear,” according to the report.
Mayweather faces a grand larceny charge over the missing cell phone — not domestic battery or assault — after turning himself in to police on Friday. He was freed from jail on $3,000 bail pending a Nov. 9 appearance in Las Vegas Justice Court.
Mayweather’s lawyers have denied the charges.
“We are confident the full picture will come out in the future and clarify the situation,” defense attorney Karen Winckler said Monday. Winckler added that the Mayweather camp was waiting to see whether Clark County District Attorney David Roger adds domestic battery or other criminal charges in the case.
Police initially labeled the incident a battery domestic case. The arrest report about the scuffle is similar to an account Harris provided Thursday to obtain a Clark County Family Court protection order against Mayweather.
Both say Mayweather was angry about her a relationship with another man, (whom TMZ reported to be CJ Watson of the Chicago Bulls), and both say Mayweather grabbed Harris by her hair, hit her and twisted her arm while yelling that he would kill her.
The couple have three children, ages 7 to 10. The police report provided the account about tooth fairy money and about Mayweather giving an iPhone as a gift to his 10-year-old son. Only the police report includes a reference to the alleged theft of Harris’ cell phone. Mayweather’s son told police that Mayweather also took phones from him and his brother.
Police say Mayweather was accompanied by another man when he arrived at the house, and the son told police he witnessed his father hitting and kicking Harris. Police say Mayweather threatened to beat the children if they left the house or called police, and that Mayweather later used Harris’s phone to call her friend, who had accompanied Harris to a Las Vegas hospital for treatment of minor facial injuries and a sore left arm. The woman hung up on Mayweather, police said.
The value of the phone was put at about $322, meaning that Mayweather could face up to five years in state prison if he is convicted of taking items valued at less than $2,500.
Mayweather and Harris had three children together during what Harris characterized for authorities as a 15-year “on and off” relationship. She said they lived together for seven years before separating in May.
Police said Mayweather wanted to evict Harris from the house, which he owns.