Bernard Tomic has been arrested and charged with resisting arrest after allegedly refusing to turn down loud music in his suite at a Miami Beach hotel.
Miami Beach police say officers responded at around 5.30am on Wednesday to the $700-a-night West South Beach Hotel after the tennis star refused to comply with requests from hotel security to lower the volume after complaints of early morning partying.
The trouble prone 22-year-old pointed his finger aggressively at hotel security officers and dismissed police officers’ requests leave the hotel before he was arrested, handcuffed and transported to Miami’s Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.
He is seen shirtless in the mugshot released by the Miami Beach Police Department, which charged him with resisting a police officer without violence and trespassing.
Hotel security officers said that after other guests complained about the noise, they went to the penthouse three times in an attempt to end the noise but, according to witnesses, Tomic closed the door on them.
“The hotel decided they didn’t want to deal with him anymore and told us, ‘We want him out’,” Miami Beach detective Vivian Thayer said.
Tomic, who had friends in the penthouse, “pointed his finger aggressively towards the hotel security officers and continued to play loud music”, according to the police report.
When police arrived they allegedly told him he was being evicted from the hotel and gave him a trespass warning.
He was told several times if he did not pack his belongings and leave he would be arrested for trespassing, police said.
“Remaining guests in the room left and the defendant wilfully remained in the room refusing to comply,” the police report states. “Defendant was verbally warned again that he was being evicted and was no longer allowed to be in the hotel.
“Defendant once again verbally and physically refused to comply with officer commands.”
Tomic was then arrested.
It continues a tumultuous fortnight for Tomic, who was kicked off Australia’s Davis Cup team for a tirade against Tennis Australia at Wimbledon and was knocked out in the first round of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Rhode Island