Shaun White's Vandalism Case Delayed - NBC Chicago

Shaun White's Vandalism Case Delayed

The Olympian was charged with vandalism after a worker at a Nashville hotel saw him break a phone, according to cops



    Shaun White's Vandalism Case Delayed
    Metropolitan Nashville Police Department
    San Diego-bred Olympic gold medalist Shaun White was charged with vandalism following an alleged outburst in a Nashville hotel.

    Legal proceedings involving Olympic snowboard champion Shaun White's hotel outburst have been delayed.

    White apologized following the Sept. 16 incident at a Nashville hotel, saying he made some "unwise choices" and got "carried away" after police accused him of pulling a hotel fire alarm that forced guests to evacuate.

    White was charged with public intoxication and vandalism and was due in court Oct. 10, but a judge delayed the case Wednesday until Nov. 20.

    The 26-year-old snowboard star said on his Facebook page that he was "celebrating a happy occasion with a ton of family and friends and got carried away."

    Police responded to the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel at 2 a.m. A drunken man identified as White had pulled the fire alarm, forcing an evacuation, police added. An employee also reported seeing White destroy a hotel phone.

    White was given the opportunity to sign misdemeanor citations and refused, police said.

    White was treated at a nearby hospital and released before he was arrested and booked. A mug shot shows White with a black eye.

    The two-time Olympic gold-medalist is from Carlsbad and was once nicknamed "the Flying Tomato."

    He's also a multimillionaire with a clothing line, signature video game, skateboards, BMX bikes and other equipment.