Garrett Wolfe’s fight over unpaid bill for $1,572
By NEIL HAYES firstname.lastname@example.org May 23, 2011 8:38PM
Updated: June 25, 2011 12:32AM
The unpaid nightclub bill that resulted in an altercation and subsequent arrest of Bears free-agent running back Garrett Wolfe on Sunday morning in Miami totaled $1,572, according to the police report obtained by the Sun-Times.
After being charged with retail theft, disorderly conduct, assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest with violence, the former Holy Cross High School and Northern Illinois star posted bond of $11,500 and was released.
Wolfe, who has been primarily a special-teams player for the Bears for the last four years, allegedly became aggressive while disputing the purchase of three bottles of champagne at Cameo Nightclub in Miami Beach. He was removed forcefully from the club, causing business to stop and patrons to leave, according to the report released by Miami Beach Police.
Once outside, Wolfe was initially restrained before being released to settle his bill. Then Wolfe allegedly lunged at an off-duty police officer, prompting a scuffle that resulted in Wolfe and two off-duty officers sustaining abrasions before Wolfe was handcuffed, according to the report.
Wolfe, who officers said smelled of alcohol, had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech, threatened to sue the officers and at one point said: “Let’s compare bank accounts.”