Robert Guerrero, the next scheduled opponent of Floyd Mayweather, was arrested at John F. Kennedy airport this morning for carrying an unlicensed gun. (Guerrero has a license for the gun in California, but not New York.) Guerrero was supposed to fly to Las Vegas, but was arrested after presenting a locked gun box containing the firearm and three clips of ammunition to a ticket agent as he tried to check in this morning. Guerrero is now looking at four felony charges and seven years in jail because of the incident. From Boxing Scene:
Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown today announced that current WBC welterweight champion Robert Guerrero has been arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport and charged with illegally traveling with an unloaded pistol and three unloaded high capacity bullet magazines.
The weapon and 15-bullet clips were discovered during a routine pre-flight check-in this morning. District Attorney Brown said, “I hope that Mr. Guerrero fights better than he thinks. 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.”
Guerrero (31-1-1), whose 30th birthday was yesterday, is scheduled to fight Floyd Mayweather on May 4th in Las Vegas. He is coming off a decision victory over Andre Berto in November and hasn’t lost since 2006.