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.
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.”