Australian tennis star Bernard Tomic has been arrested for trespass and resisting arrest at his lavish Miami hotel room.
Neighbours reportedly complained about loud noise coming from his $10,000-a-night penthouse suite at the W South Beach Hotel.
Tomic allegedly closed the door on security staff after “pointing his finger aggressively” towards them, refusing their requests to turn down his loud music, police claimed.
The Gold Coast born star was released on bail.
Staff reportedly tried three times to get him to quieten down before the police were called.
“The police then responded to his room where they told [him] he was being evicted because of the fact that the guards had dealt with him several times and the hotel no longer wanted him on the property,” Miami police spokeswoman Detective Vivian Thayer said.
“There were several other people in the hotel room who left without any issues, but Mr Bernard continuously refused to leave after being told several times.
“He had been told ‘look the hotel doesn’t want you here, we’re giving you a trespass warning — if you do not leave, you are going to be arrested’.”
Tomic was taken away shirtless by police and charged at Miami Police Station at 5:30am local time.
By 9:57am, he was sobering up in the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Centre, where he stayed until 5:40pm, according to the Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department.
The W South Beach Hotel has been listed as one of the top party hotels in Miami by local media, with a reputation for wild parties.
The 22-year-old told Sunrise journalist Mike Amor that he was asleep when the security and police arrived. He said that his friends were playing the music and that police arrested him because he wasn’t gathering his belongings quick enough.
Tennis Australia told Fox Sports they’ve tried contact Tomic and his father with no success. Tennis Australia won’t comment until it knows more about the situation and hears from Tomic.
The incident caps off a controversial month for Tomic, who has been embroiled in a war of words with Pat Rafter and Tennis Australia.
– with ABC