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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 16:53:31Z

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.