Omaha, Neb. (WOWT) Boxing champ Terence “Bud” Crawford surrendered to police Friday morning facing accusations of theft in a recent clash over a car. WOWT 6 News cameras were there as Crawford turned himself in at 7:23 a.m.

Leaving the Police Department minutes later Crawford was asked if he wanted to talk about the case. “Not at all,” he said and left.
All of the charges in the case are misdemeanors. Crawford had initially faced a felony theft charge but his attorney got that reduced to a misdemeanor. Here are the charges against him:
Destruction of property

Theft of service

Misdemeanor assault


Crawford was arrested Friday and released on his signature.
The case came to light when Crawford was named as a suspect in an Omaha Police report filed by an owner of a metro body shop.
The owner of Extreme Custom Fleet and Auto Spa has accused Crawford and three friends of doing $5,000 worth of damage to his shop. In the report, Michael Nelson says that Crawford came in and demanded his car, but refused to pay for the paint job. The police report indicates this isn’t the first time police had been involved in the dispute.
In the report, Nelson stated he was unaware that Crawford and his friends had entered his shop on Thursday, April 14.
According to Nelson, Crawford and his friends then took the car off a hydraulic lift themselves which damaged the lift in the process. Nelson told responding officers he was with another customer when he heard noises from inside his shop. The shop owner alleges that he saw Crawford “hitting buttons and pulling levers on the hydraulic lift” until the car was lowered.
In the police reports, Nelson also says Crawford pushed him when he tried to keep the group from leaving.
When police arrived they noted in the report that the hydraulic lift was stuck in the on position and was overheating. The officer then observed smoke coming from the pump itself.
Crawford’s attorney told WOWT 6 News that this was a personal matter and that he wouldn’t comment any further.


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