US world boxing champion Terence “Bud” Crawford has been given a 90-day imprison term after a tussle at an auto body shop
Douglas County Judge Marcena Hendrix convicted Crawford of two misdemeanors — property damage and disorderly conduct in April.
The judge also ordered Crawford, 29, to serve two years probation coupled with 120 hours of community service.
He retained his WBC and WBO world super-lightweight titles, after defeating John Molina five days before this verdict.
Extreme Custom Fleet & Auto, besides 56th Street and Sorensen Parkway, did a $2,500 paint job. Furthermore, some other work on Bud’s 1984 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
Crawford paid half that amount as a down payment. However, he refused to pay the rest after complaining about the quality of the work. In addition, to the extended time of six months that the vehicle had been in owner Michael Nelson’s garage.
Nelson testified that on April 14, Crawford and a couple of friends went to the shop and let him know they were taking the car. Nelson said he had placed the Monte Carlo on a hydraulic lift. Additionally, he left a 600-pound engine beneath the lift to discourage Crawford from taking the car. This set off the confrontation, where Crawford managed to remove his car forcefully.
The shop owner said that he felt intimidated by the champ’s actions, although Crawford never physically threatened him.
Nelson captured the 28-minute conflict on surveillance video. It was played on the court.
In her closing statement, Makayla Maclin of the city prosecutor’s office called the video conclusive evidence that Crawford trespassed, damaged the shop and was unruly.
During the sentencing, Judge told that Crawford has continued to act as if he is above the law, but he is not.
He is supposed to serve about 50 days under Nebraska’s sentencing rules.