J.R. SMITH UNDER NYPD INVESTIGATION Allegedly Stole and Chucked Cell Phone
The NYPD is investigating Jr smith for allegedly stealing a cell phone from a fan and throwing into a construction site .Law enforcement sources say they got a call around 2:30 AM on Sunday morning from a guy who says he tried to take a picture with the Cleveland Cavs star outside of The Park, a hotspot in Chelsea.Smith allegedly turned the fan down — telling him no photos — but he snapped one anyway … and Smith snapped too. Smith allegedly approached the fan and snatched the phone out of his hand and then launched it into a nearby construction zone. The fan claims his $800 phone was damaged and he has filed a report with police.Smith has not been charged with a crime — but we’re told cops would like to speak with him asap.It’s not the first time Smith has been accused of getting into it with a fan — back in 2015, the former Knicks player was accused of roughing up a heckler outside of an NY pizza joint. Ultimately, prosecutors decided not to push forward with charges in that case. We reached out to Smith’s camp for comment — so far, no word back.