Derrick Lewis Stops Alleged Car Thief, Holds Suspect Until Police Arrive

By Tristen Critchfield May 18, 2021


Derrick Lewis is not the person whose car you want to attempt to steal.

A Houston area man learned that lesson the hard way, as the UFC heavyweight posted a video on his Instagram account of the alleged thief being arrested by local police. “Mofo pick right/wrong car to break into,” Lewis wrote. “HE’S OK.”

In addition to sharing photo and video of the suspect and police on the scene, Lewis showed the damage done to his vehicle, and revealed bruises on his knuckles in an Instagram story.

Houston Police Department public information officer Jodi Silva confirmed to MMAFighting.com that Lewis apprehended the suspect when he returned from a workout and heard banging noises on the driver’s side of the vehicle.

“Mr. Lewis says he went over to the suspect, struck him, placed him onto the ground until the police arrived,” Silva said. “That’s the nicest way to put it.”

The suspect was then taken to the hospital and then booked on a charge of criminal mischief on Tuesday afternoon.

Lewis is currently on a four-bout winning streak in the UFC and is expected to face reigning champion Francis Ngannou for the heavyweight crown at an event later this summer, though that fight has not been officially confirmed by the promotion.

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