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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Authorities say Los Angeles Lakers forward Derrick Caracter was arrested in New Orleans, accused of public drunkenness and shoving a pregnant cashier at a pancake restaurant.
Police said the 22-year-old player was arrested early Sunday and booked into jail on charges of battery, public drunkenness and resisting arrest. They say Caracter allegedly grabbed and shoved the cashier at an International House of Pancakes after he was refused service and became belligerent. The woman wasn’t injured.
Authorities say Caracter was freed later Sunday morning on $1,000 bond.
Caracter didn’t play in Sunday night’s playoff game against the Hornets.
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