WWE Richard Swann Arrested After Forcing FL Dancer Into Vehicle

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WWE wrestler, Richard Swann, was arrested in Gainesville, Florida, late Saturday after he allegedly battered and falsely imprisoned a woman, police said.

Swann, 26, reportedly visited a Gainesville nightspot and departed with the club’s featured dancer. At some point during the ride, the female became agitated when Swann began critiquing her performance, according to the arrest report.

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A witness told police Swann didn’t put the vehicle in park and it continued moving until it slammed into a telephone pole, according to the report. Swann allegedly grabbed the woman by her arm, put his arm around her neck and put her in a headlock before dragging her back to the vehicle, police said. Another witness told police the woman was banging on the window and screaming for help as Swann drove away, the report said. source

Police said Swann denied assaulting the woman and forcibly putting in her in the vehicle. He told authorities that the woman willingly entered the vehicle, according to the report.

Swann is facing charges of battery and unlawful imprisonment. The latter offense is a class C felony with a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison, and a fine of $10,000.

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