In a recent turn of events, the arrest of heavyweight boxer Jarrell Miller in Florida has made headlines. The 6-foot-4 boxer was caught on police footage, engaging in banter with officers before being apprehended on charges related to carjacking.
As captured in the footage released by TMZ, Miller asks officers to locate his Godbrother in the vicinity. A light-hearted moment unfolded as one officer inquired, “He look like you?”
Sporting a grin, Miller replied: “Nah, he’s white as a motherf***er. He’s my Godbrother!”
As Miller was escorted towards the back of the police cruiser, he made an unusual request. He asked if they could ‘handcuff me to the front’ due to concerns about fitting into the backseat. Responding to his request, an officer assured him of ample space as the cruiser size was pretty big.
The officer said: “These things are huge – plenty of room.”
The arrest itself stemmed from allegations of carjacking without a firearm or weapon and burglary with assault or battery.
The Brooklyn native, found himself in police custody in Hollywood, Florida. He was accused of assaulting a car dealership employee and making a swift escape in a recently repossessed Dodge Ram pickup truck.
Law enforcement’s ability to locate Miller was attributed to a tracker inside the truck, which was not known to the boxer. The police detailed how Miller allegedly placed the employee in a chokehold. He then forcibly took his keys and fled the scene, unaware of the tracking device that led to his eventual arrest.
Following his arrest, Miller was held at the Broward Sheriff’s Office in Fort Lauderdale but was later released on a $30,000 bond. This incident occurred just a fortnight after his high-stakes bout with Daniel Dubois in Saudi Arabia, part of the eagerly anticipated Day of Reckoning card.
Despite losing the fight to Dubois via a 12th-round TKO, Miller claimed a career-high payday. The bout was a pivotal moment for Miller’s comeback after a two-year ban imposed in December 2020 due to four positive PED tests within a year.
The Brooklyn boxer was originally slated to face Anthony Joshua for the Brit’s IBF, WBO, and WBA heavyweight titles at Madison Square Garden on June 2020. However, Miller’s doping scandal resulted in a six-month suspension when he failed a series of VADA tests in late March.
This led to his replacement by Andy Ruiz, who went on to defeat Joshua before succumbing in their Saudi Arabia rematch.