Guerrero arrested for attempting to take a GUN on a PLANE while promoting upcoming world title fight with Mayweather
20:38 GMT, 28 March 2013
22:11 GMT, 28 March 2013
Robert Guerrero was today arrested at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport following his attempt to board an airplane with a handgun.
The welterweight, who is scheduled to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Las Vegas on May 4, was reported to to have brought the gun – a .40-caliber Smith & Wesson – and three bullet magazines with him for the flight to the same California location.
The southpaw, who had been in New York to promote the upcoming fight, is to be charged with one count of criminal possession of a firearm and three counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon. It is thought the charges will not affect the fight's status but he could regardless face up to four years in prison if found guilty.
Controversial: Robert Guerrero was arrested while attempting to promote his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr
According to the police report Guerrero, who it is understood has a permit to carry a gun in California but is not licenced to do so in California, allegedly told the authorities that he had the weapon with him upon arrival in New York from Virginia.
'I hope that Mr. Guerrero fights better than he thinks,' said Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown.
'For anyone who hasn't gotten the message, let me be crystal clear. You cannot bring an unlicensed weapon — loaded or unloaded — into this county or this city. And if you do you will be arrested and face felony charges.'