Dennis Rodman temporarily detained in Germany
BERLIN (AP)Former basketball star Dennis Rodman was temporarily detained in Germany for allegedly skipping out on a ?3,400 ($5,100) hotel bill for a post-game party, a prosecution official said Monday.
Senior prosecutor Juergen Bauer said Monday that Rodman had played in a "USA Legends of Basketball" exhibition game in the western town of Trier and threw a party afterward at his hotel.
The prosecutor said the organizers of the game had agreed to pick up the tab for Rodman's overnight stay at the hotel, but not an additional ?3,400 for beverages consumed at the party.
When Rodman left the hotel Monday morning without paying the tab, the hotel director contacted the police, Bauer said. Police found Rodman's stretch limo on the highway and detained the star.
Rodman then paid the outstanding bill along with an additional ?1,700 to dismiss possible legal proceedings, the prosecutor said.