Police report: Bears’ Garrett Wolfe disputed $1,572 nightclub bill
BY NEIL HAYES Staff Reporter May 23, 2011 4:04PM
Garrett Wolfe's mug shot
Updated: May 23, 2011 4:07PM
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 Chicago 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’s bond has been set at $11,500.
Wolfe allegedly became aggressive while disputing the purchase of three bottles of champagne at Cameo Night Club in Miami Beach. He was forcefully removed 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 in order 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 finally handcuffed, according to the police report.
Wolfe, who officers said in the report smelled of alcohol, had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech, threatened to sue the officers and at one point said: “Let’s compare bank accounts.”