Arm Wrestling Champ Attacked Police

02.16.11 7 years ago 5 Comments

When I say the name Bobby Leroy Hopkins Jr. I assume that everyone instantly thinks of the champion arm wrestler, because it should just be common sense. Unfortunately, this American hero had a run in with the law over the weekend after his black Infiniti was associated with a possible domestic disturbance in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Cops confronted the competitive strongman and as they tried to put him in cuffs, Hopkins became enraged, turned his hat backwards and tried to head butt the officers.

When all was said and done and the Kenny Loggins song had ended, Hopkins had dug himself a pretty nice hole.

Hopkins, who deputies said stands 6 foot 2 and weighs about 275 pounds, reportedly struggled against being handcuffed. The arrest report quotes him as yelling, “I’m a champion arm wrestler, I can bench press 600 pounds. I’m gonna kick all your [backsides] out.”

Deputies reported using two sets of handcuffs on Hopkins, who was charged with felony resisting arrest with violence. Misdemeanor charges of domestic battery; simple assault on a law officer; and four counts of misdemeanor resisting arrest without violence were also filed against Hopkins, according to the arrest report. (Via Orlando Sentinel)

The report doesn’t indicate if Hopkins has a previous record, but attacking a cop is usually the best way to get some jail time. It is also unknown if Hopkins and the woman he struck have any children, but Robert Loggia has been called just in case.

Video of Hopkins’ awesome* performance at the 2003 National Arm Wrestling Championship after the jump…

*That was Hopkins losing, so I’m not sure which – if any – championships he’s actually won. But in fairness, he did lose to the strongest man in that room.

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