NEW ORLEANS-Lakers forward, Derrick Caracter was arrested in New Orleans and charged with battery, public drunkenness and resisting arrest, after an incident at an IHOP restaurant.
The Los Angeles Times reports:
Caracter was detained and booked under several charges: one count of battery for hitting the employee, one count of public intoxication and one for resisting arrest. He was later released from jail after bond was posted. Caracter, 22, reportedly grabbed and shoved a cashier at an IHOP restaurant on Canal Street, according to New Orleans police.
The account, issued in a police news release Monday morning, said the Lakers rookie forward had been refused service at the IHOP because he was “obviously drunk, unruly.” A police officer was summoned to try to defuse the situation. Backup arrived after Caracter would not cooperate.