His crime? I don’t know, but if I were to guess, his crime was standing in front a hotel while waiting for a ride to the U.S Open. That is when James Blake was tackled, thrown to the ground and handcuffed by a plainclothes New York Police officer.
Yes, that’s the same James Blake I’m talking about. The former professional Tennis player who had a rather impressive record during his playing days with 10 singles titles and 7 doubles titles.
The incident is now apparently a case of mistaken identity. For his troubles, Blake suffered bruises on his leg and a cut on his elbow. He was later released after police realized they had wrestled and arrested the wrong man.