Indianapolis Colts nose tackle David Parry was arrested over the weekend after allegedly assaulting the driver of a golf cart in Scottsdale, Ariz., then stealing and crashing the cart.
The alleged incident occurred early Saturday morning after Parry and two others flagged down the golf cart outside a bar, according to NFL.com. (Golf carts are commonly used as taxis in downtown Scottsdale, according to police.)
While the two others who had been in the cart with Parry attempted to pay the driver, Parry allegedly “struck [the driver] in the head.” Parry then allegedly got back into the cart and sped off, eventually crashing the vehicle into the gate of an apartment complex, where police found the 24-year-old on the sidewalk.
According to ESPN, which obtained a copy of the police report, Parry appeared intoxicated to police and acted belligerently. Police said Parry used derogatory language to address officers, including referring to them as “fat f—s,” and at one point laughed about being arrested on suspicion of stealing the cart.
Parry, who the Colts list as 6 feet 2 and 310 pounds, allegedly resisted arrest by “locking his muscles and turning his body in attempts to break free from” the officers, but he eventually was put in handcuffs and taken to the station. Police had to remove a brace on his left wrist, on which Parry had previously had surgery to fit the cuffs.
When officers asked how much he had consumed, Parry answered, “a lot” and “more than I should have been,” according to the report obtained by ESPN. Police also did not administer a breath test because of Parry’s repeated “dry heaving,” but drew blood from his arm, which is legal to do without a warrant in Arizona.
Parry is facing charges related to auto theft, robbery, resisting arrest, driving under the influence and criminal damage.
The Colts told the Indianapolis Star late Monday they were “aware of the reports and are gathering more information” about Parry’s arrest.
Parry, who was picked up by the San Francisco 49ers and immediately traded to the Colts in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL draft, started all 16 games in each of his two seasons with Indianapolis.