Kimo Leopoldo. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
UFC veteran and MMA pioneer Kimo Leopoldo was reportedly arrested by Tustin, California police on Monday afternoon after police spotted him walking down the street wearing a Long Beach Police Department jumpsuit, which apparently officers are only permitted to wear.
TMZ has learned the famously tatted MMA badboy was arrested by Tustin police Monday afternoon after they spotted the 6’3”, 235 lb fighter wearing a Long Beach Police Dept. jumpsuit, complete with patches and a cloth badge—a badge only cops are allowed to wear. The officers—the real officers—then searched Kimo’s ride, where they claim to have found “a small amount of what is believed to be meth.”
Kimo, who famously lost to Royce Gracie in UFC 3, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and is still in police custody. Cops say there will also be an investigation into where the 41-year-old got his hands on the LBPD gear.
Impersonating a police officer and possession of meth? Something tells me that this is definitely going to hurt Kimo’s chances of becoming the new head of the California State Athletic Commission.
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