LeBron's Mom In Valet Parking Rage Bust
Following arrest, she told cops, "I don’t trust your kind."
APRIL 7--LeBron James’s mother was arrested early today for battery and disorderly intoxication after she allegedly struck a parking valet in the face during a dispute at a Miami Beach hotel.
Gloria James, 43, was collared by cops around 5 AM at the Fontainebleau hotel, according to a Miami Beach Police Department report. While James was arrested, she was not booked into jail and did not have to pose for a mug shot.
James, who is handcuffed, is pictured at right in a photo taken outside the Fontainebleau by a crime scene technician.
Police allege that the altercation began after James confronted the valet, Sorel Rockfeller, and asked “Where are my fucking keys?” James continued “yelling profanities” at the valet, who explained that he had given the keys to the valet cashier because, though James’s car had been ready for 30 minutes, she stood talking with friends as the vehicle sat running on the valet ramp.
Then, “for no apparent reason,” James allegedly “struck the victim with an open hand across the right side of his face.” In the process, James lost her balance and fell to the ground.
When a cop later asked James for ID, she refused. James, who was sitting in the passenger seat of a vehicle, then “began to yell at the other female who was the driver, ‘Don’t give him anything. Don’t give him my purse.'” James, the officer noted, “had bloodshot eyes and a strong odor of alcohol on her breath.”
While at the police station, two other cops tried to speak with James, who remained “very uncooperative” and said, “I’m trying to trust you but I don’t trust your kind. I don’t trust that officer who arrested me.”
It is unclear what “kind” James does not reportedly trust.
James was cited for the two misdemeanor counts, and was released into the custody of an executive with the Miami Heat, the NBA team for which her 26-year-old son stars. (3 pages)