Scottsdale, Arizona – The only Major League Baseball player to kneel during the national anthem was arrested after allegedly pointing a gun at a pizza delivery person.
Scottsdale Police officers went to the home of Oakland A’s player Bruce Maxwell Saturday night after receiving a call about a person with a gun, according TMZ sports.
Police said that the alleged victim was a female food delivery employee who told authorities that Maxwell pointed a gun at her.
Maxwell was booked on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and disorderly conduct, TMZ reported.
Maxwell was kept in custody while awaiting his initial appearance before a judge, police said.
Earlier in the week, Maxwell claimed he was denied service at a restaurant in Alabama due to his kneeling during the national anthem during a baseball game.
Maxwell claimed the waiter identified himself as a Donald Trump supporter, and when the waiter recognized Maxwell as a kneeler, the baseball player claims that the server refused to serve him and his friend. Maxwell said such incidents were why he protested.
However, the waiter and a manager at the restaurant refutes Maxwell’s story.
“He is outright lying. This is really upsetting as he was given full service, I didn’t even know who Bruce Maxwell was,” Matt Henry, a 42-year-old waiter at Keegan’s Public House, told Fox News. “This all started because I carded his friend who wanted to order a beer.”
Henry said that Maxwell was with two other people, one of who produced an expired driver’s license after ordering a beer. Henry said that Maxwell’s friend was mad and followed him to the kitchen.
“He asked me, ‘Don’t you know who Bruce Maxwell is?’, and told me I was making everyone feel uncomfortable. Nobody was even paying attention to them,” Henry told Fox News.
“I didn’t know anything about him or the kneeling. All I know is a friend of mine 15 years ago lost his job for serving someone a drink who happened to be underage, so if anyone looks under 30, I’m going to card them,” Henry said.
The waiter said the other friend, who was a City Councilmember, then complained to the restaurant’s manager about Maxwell being uncomfortable. The manager swapped the waiter to another table.
The manager at the restaurant backed up the waiter’s version of events, according to Fox News.
“Matt came to me and told me that a guy wanted a beer but his ID was not valid and I told him he absolutely could not give it to him, we can go to jail for that in the state of Alabama,” manager Anne Whalen said.
“It was his friend causing all the fuss, none of us even knew who this baseball player was. I told him I had no idea who he was going on about,” she said. “Eventually Matt just asked if we could put another server on the table so I did. … I can’t believe the story.”