According to TMZ, the owners of a yoga studio are accusing former NBA star Dennis Rodman, who is on probation for drunk driving, of aiding a clothing heist from their store, and the incident was captured on video by closed circuit TV.
Slightly after noon on Tuesday, Rodman, accompanied by two women and another man, entered VIBES Hot Yoga Studio in Newport Beach, California. Rodman spoke with employees while one of the women started tucking away clothes in her purse. The man accompanying Rodman grabbed a $2,500 crystal from the counter, attempting to place it on a dolly, but instead dropped it and smashed it while the woman continued rifling away clothes.
According to the owner of the shop, none of Rodman’s group offered to pay for the crystal, blaming a store employee. The store said over $500 worth of clothing had been stolen and that it was apparent the group had been drinking. The owners filed a theft report with the Newport Beach Police Department.
Rodman’s attorney told TMZ, “We would decline comment. It’s premature.”
Bleacher Report noted:
The 57-year-old New Jersey native was sentenced to three years of probation in March 2018 after pleading guilty to two misdemeanor charges related to a January 2018 arrest for driving under the influence. Rodman is a five-time NBA champion who was named the league’s Defensive Player of the Year twice and also earned two All-Star selections.
After meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, Rodman said emotionally in an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo:
It is amazing, it is amazing, when you said those things, when I said those damn things, when I went back home, I got so many death threats. I got so many death threats. I was sitting there protecting everything. And I believe that North Korea and when I went home, I couldn’t even go home. I couldn’t even go home. I had to hide out for 30 days. I couldn’t even go home. But I kept my head up high, Brother. I knew things were going to change. I knew it. I was the only one. I never had no one to hear me. I never had no one to see me. But I took those bullets, I took all of that. I took — everybody came at me and I’m still standing. And today is a great day for everybody, Singapore, Tokyo, China, everything, it’s a great day.
In June 2018, Rick Morrissey of The Chicago Sun-Times wrote, “There’s nothing shocking about Rodman anymore, certainly not in the way there was in the 1990s. Back then, America seemed both repulsed and drawn to him. Even the hip NBA was taken aback by his tattoos, body piercings, dyed hair and cross-dressing. Now your grandfather has piercings, even if you wish he didn’t. But in buttoned- and locked-down North Korea, Rodman must look like a purple Ferrari in a sea of bicycles. It’s impressive how Rodman has managed to keep himself in the public eye for so long.”
Earlier this month, Rodman said of NBA star Lebron James, “He is so f****** easy to play. He don’t have any moves.”