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Former heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder arrested for possessing gun

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Police have arrested former heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder for possessing a gun.

According to a report, the former heavyweight boxing champion was arrested on Tuesday arrested following a routine traffic stop in Los Angeles.

TMZ reported that Wilder was pulled over in Hollywood at around 1:15 a.m. after officers said they observed that his Rolls-Royce had illegally tinted windows and an obstructed license plate.

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Officers said they smelled an odour of burnt marijuana during the stop which prompted the police to search his car.

During the search, police found marijuana and a handgun. Wilder was arrested and booked on a charge of possession of a concealed weapon.

The 37-year-old appeared to address the incident with a tweet on Tuesday afternoon.

He wrote, “I’d rather be safe than sorry. The End.”

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