Report: Police investigating J.R. Smith allegedly stealing and throwing picture-taking fan’s phone
J.R. Smith wasn’t charged after a heckling New York fan accused the Cavaliers guard of choking him in 2015 .
But, back in New York, the former Knicks guard has run into potential trouble with another fan.TMZ:
Law enforcement sources tell us ... they got a call around 2:30 AM on Sunday morning from a guy who says he tried to take a picture with the Cleveland Cavs star outside of The Park, a hotspot in Chelsea.
Smith allegedly turned the fan down -- telling him no photos -- but he snapped one anyway
It is unpleasant for someone to take a picture of you without permission, but Smith didn’t hold a reasonable expectation of privacy on a public sidewalk. The fan would have been within his legal rights to photograph Smith.
We’ll eventually see what’s determined about whether Smith followed the law.