by David P. Greisman, photo courtesy of Orange County Sheriff's Office
Former 130-, 135- and 140-pound titleholder Hector Camacho Sr. has been arrested for allegedly “picking up his son by the neck, slamming him on the ground and stomping on him,” according to the Orlando Sentinel.
Camacho, 49, is facing one count of child abuse, according to Orange County (Fla.) online court records. The alleged incident occurred on March 22, 2011.
Camacho turned himself in Monday and has since been released on $5,000 bail, the newspaper reported.
The New York Daily News said the alleged victim is a teenager.
That newspaper, citing the police report, said the teen thought Camacho was “high on drugs” and “upset about a bag of money he thought he had left at his ex-wife’s house.”
Camacho spent time in jail in 2007 for breaking into a Mississippi computer store. Camacho’s attorney said at the time that the fighter was attempting to retrieve a laptop he had recently purchased and had left there to be fixed. But the store’s owners said Camacho fell through the ceiling, relieved himself inside and then stole several computers and thousands of dollars in checks and cash, according to the Associated Press.
He last fought in 2010, losing a unanimous decision to Saul Duran that dropped his record to 79-6-3 with 38 knockouts.
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