CLEWISTON, Fla. — Former boxing champion Hector (Macho) Camacho was arrested on cocaine and assault charges after he allegedly pulled a gun on a juvenile who made an obscene gesture at his companion, police said Wednesday.
Camacho, 25, was arrested Tuesday night and released from a Hendry County Jail substation on bond, said Police Chief Glenn Mickey. An unidentified boy filed the aggravated assault charge against Camacho after a fight last week at a Clewiston high school, Mickey said.
According to Mickey, Camacho, former World Boxing Council super featherweight and lightweight champion, was with another male juvenile at the time.
"From my understanding, one boy threw a bird at the other one," Mickey said. "Hector thought he was doing it to him. They got into an altercation, and Hector pulled a gun on him and threatened to kill him."