Antonio Brown has apparently locked himself in his ex-fiancee’s home and refuses to leave while police attempt to arrest him.
On Thursday, a warrant was issued for Brown’s arrest after he was accused of throwing a shoe at his ex-fiancee’s head and unlawfully evicting her out of her house by throwing her belongings onto the street.
There is an active arrest warrant out for former NFL WR Antonio Brown from Tampa PD for domestic violence battery. pic.twitter.com/RUN0BpXji7
— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) December 1, 2022
Via FOX 13
“The suspect exited the residence and threw a shoe at the victim striking her in the ponytail,” the police report stated. “The victim had no injuries but believed the shoe was meant for her head. The suspect would not open the door or come outside to speak with officers. The suspect also during this incident attempted to issue an informal eviction to the victim.”
The narrative written by an officer went on to say that the victim’s belongings were thrown out into the street, but by the time law enforcement arrived, she had gathered them all and put them in the driveway. The victim also noted that Brown has two guns inside the house.
According to Tampa’s ABC Action News, Brown got into a standoff with police after he refused to leave the home despite the arrest warrant.
Tampa Police attempting to arrest former Buccaneers receiver Antonio Brown. A warrant for Brown has been issued, and Tampa Police are trying to get him to come out of the house. https://t.co/p0M7gmUQkL
— Cody Alcorn (@CodyAlcorn) December 1, 2022
Via ABC Action News
ABC Action News had a crew at the scene where police used a megaphone to call out to Brown to come out of the house. Police told Brown they’d already spoken with his attorney. After using the megaphone, they continued to call out to Brown with their voices while knocking on the door.
At one point, Tampa Police yelled at Brown, “we’re not going anywhere.”
The protection order request, and arrest warrant, came after an incident between Brown and the mother of several of his children on Wednesday.
During the incident, Tampa Police said Brown began throwing the woman’s belongings out of the house. At some point before police arrived, Brown allegedly came out of the home and “threw a shoe at the victim striking her in the ponytail.”
By the time police arrived, Brown had allegedly locked all of the doors and windows to the home and refused to come out.
TPD said Brown offered to let the children go inside the home, “but the kids did not want to go inside because they were afraid of their dad when he gets in these destructive moods.”
Police said they made multiple attempts to get Brown to open the home but were never successful.
Update: The police have left the home without arresting Brown, it is unclear if they will return.
#BREAKING: @TampaPD attempted to serve an arrest warrant on former #Bucs WR Antonio Brown at his South Tampa home for domestic violence. He refused to come out. Police have since left without him. He is believed to still be in the house. See quoted tweet for accusations. https://t.co/duF3pfNook pic.twitter.com/17dtOAOtvf
— Aaron Mesmer FOX 13 (@AaronMesmer) December 1, 2022