RiotWrestling.com has learned Harry Smith aka Davey Boy Smith Jr. is wanted by police in New Orleans due to an incident in which he threw coffee in Jake Roberts‘ face at WrestleCon.
A rep for the New Orleans Police Department tells us:
The NOPD is investigating a simple battery incident that occurred on April 7, 2018 in the 500 block of Canal Street. The victim told police that at about 11 a.m., he was signing autographs at the location when he was approached by a known subject, later identified as Harry Smith (DOB: 08-02-1985). The victim told police he attempted to shake hands with Smith, at which time a verbal argument ensued. Smith then allegedly threw a cup of coffee at the victim’s face and fled the scene. No major injuries were reported by the victim.
Police say the NJPW wrestler is “wanted for battery in connection with this incident” and ask that anyone with additional information contact the NOPD Eighth District detectives.
It’s worth noting, however, that Smith already admitted to the battery incident in an interview with WrestleZone.com.
The wrestler told WZ that Roberts refused to apologize for negative comments he had made about the British Bulldog (Harry’s father) and refused to step outside to settle their differences in a fight. Smith says Jake told him to “f*ck off” at that point, so he threw coffee in his face.
The penalty for a simple battery in Louisiana can be up to 6 months in jail and/or a fine of up to $1000.