Shaun White charged with vandalism at hotel

Shaun White charged with vandalism at hotel

Shaun White's booking mug after his arrest in Nashville, Tenn.

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by AP

kgw.com

Posted on September 17, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 18 at 6:08 AM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A police report says two-time Olympic gold medalist snowboarder Shaun White was charged with vandalism after an employee at a Nashville hotel saw him break a phone there.

According to a Nashville police affidavit, White was given the opportunity to sign a misdemeanor citation and refused. He is charged with vandalism of $500 or less.

Asked about the early Sunday incident, Lowe's Vanderbilt Hotel manager Tom Negri said Monday in a statement that the hotel is committed to the safety and confidentiality of its guests.

The statement didn't identify White and referred all questions to the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department.

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