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J.R. Smith turns himself in to NY police for stealing, throwing cell phone, TMZ reports

Posted: 12:41 PM, Aug 31, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-31 12:53:31-04
J.R. Smith turns himself in to NY police for stealing, throwing cell phone, TMZ reports

Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith has turned himself in to police in New York after being charged in connection with a July incident where he allegedly threw a cell phone, TMZ Sports reports.

Smith was being investigated for allegedly stealing a cell phone from a person outside a Chelsea hot spot and throwing it into a nearby construction zone, TMZ reports.

Smith reportedly appeared at an NYPD station in Chelsea early Friday morning and was charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief.

Smith’s attorney Alex Spiro told TMZ: "This is nonsense, and we aren't responding to nonsense. He was issued a ticket." 

Smith recently penned a children’s book with his brother titled “HoopSmiths” about his journey to play basketball professionally, with a portion of the proceeds going to the J.R. Smith Youth Foundation.