Never before seen footage has been released by TMZ Sports showing Patrick Clark FKA The Velveteen Dream during his arrest in August earlier this year.
The Velveteen Dream Arrested, New Footage Released.
Patrick Clark, better known as former WWE Superstar The Velveteen Dream, was arrested in August earlier this year after allegedly biting and punching a gym employee following an altercation in a fitness facility in Orlando, Florida.
New bodycam footage has been released by TMZ Sports showing officers responding to the incident and Clark’s reaction to the arrest, during which the former North American Champion would insist he had been wrongfully arrested as he ‘was not read his Miranda rights’ and also ensuring the arresting officer knew that he worked for the WWE.
Throughout the video Clark can be heard denying the acquisitions of assault and requesting to call his lawyer.
“That’s not true sir, that’s not true…can I call my lawyer, I need to call my lawyer…please sir can I get my phone, please, please, I didn’t do anything wrong.”
The video also provides further clarity on the initial charges surrounding Clark’s arrest with the attending officer informing him that he is being arrested for “battery.”
“Clark: “Sir, can you tell me what I did wrong?”
Officer: “We told you this it’s for the battery.”
Clark: “What is the battery?”
Officer: “Battery, you had a fight with him and you bit him.”
Throughout the video Clark can be heard highlighting his intentions to ‘sue’ the police department for false arrest even going as far to highlight the acquisitions as ‘crazy’ before highlighting to the officer that he works for the WWE.
“Oh my god, oh my god, I am suing you guys.
This is crazy, I work for the WWE, this is crazy”
The 27-year-old would admit to being ‘inebriated’ before stating that he only attempted to enter the bathhouse to enjoy himself before a stranger attempted to have him removed from the facilities something that Clark would refuse to do without his drivers licence.
Eventually Clark would turn aggressive, insisting that the officer hang up his phone as he would claim repeatedly that he was not read his Miranda rights.
“I was not read my Miranda Rights when I was put under arrest… I know your camera should be on…I was not read my Miranda Rights and I was put under arrest so hang up your f*cking phone sir, I was not given my Miranda Rights you f*cked up sir.
So go ahead and bring me to your motherf*cking station, you f*cked up, so think about that sir you f*cked up, I was not read my Miranda Rights before I was put in this vehicle.”
It is worth noting however that under US Law the ‘Miranda warning’ as it is better known is not a constitutional right and therefore Clark will be unable to sue to individual officer or police department if they did in fact fail to read the Miranda warning during his arrest as highlighted NOLO Legal.
“No a person cannot sue the police for not providing a Miranda Warning.
The U.S. Supreme Court held that a Miranda warning is not a constitutional right in and of itself. Rather, the warning protects other constitutional rights—the right to remain silent (Fifth Amendment) and the right to an attorney (Sixth Amendment).
Because of this distinction, an un-Mirandized defendant can’t sue the police in civil court for a violation of civil rights (commonly called a Section 1983 lawsuit). (Vega. v. Tekoh, 597 U.S. ___ (2022).)”
As the former WWE Superstar was taken into the police facility he can be heard repeating the statement ‘I was not read my Miranda Rights’ before informing the collecting officer that we have ‘a rookie on deck.’
The Velveteen Dream was released by the WWE in May 2021 after a four year stint with the company that saw him take on the likes of Finn Balor, Matt Riddle and Adam Cole and enjoy a stint as WWE North American Champion, a championship recently held by Roman Reign’s latest enforcer and Bloodline member Solo Sikola earlier this year.
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