A 23-year-old man has been arrested in Maine for the attempted burglary of UFC president Dana White's home. The Penobscot County Sheriff's Office received a report of the incident in the early morning hours of Monday and promptly responded to the property, which was occupied at the time. Although it was not confirmed whether White himself was present during the attempted burglary, authorities stated that the occupant of the home had no contact with the suspect. The suspect, identified as Brady Cooper of Glenburn, Maine, managed to flee the scene in a vehicle before law enforcement arrived.
The arrest came after video footage of the suspect was shared through social media platforms, leading to multiple tips being submitted to the Sheriff's Office. In a news release, the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office expressed gratitude to the public for their assistance in identifying the suspect. The video, which was also shared by Dana White on his Instagram account, showed the suspect repeatedly kicking at the front door in an attempt to gain entry. After failing to make any progress, the suspect noticed the presence of a doorbell camera, attempted to cover it, and quickly ran away.
The arrest of the suspect brings relief to both Dana White and the local community. White, who has been the president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) since 2001, shared his appreciation for law enforcement in Levant, Maine, stating, "Thanks to Law Enforcement in Levant!! Appreciate you guys. They got em." He also expressed gratitude to everyone who called and helped in the identification of the suspect.
The UFC, based in Las Vegas, is the largest mixed martial arts promotion company globally, known for its popular pay-per-view fighting events. According to Forbes, UFC had its most financially successful year in 2022, and its owner, Endeavor, is now seeking to merge with WWE to form a separate publicly traded company. With its immense popularity, incidents involving key figures in the UFC, such as Dana White, attract significant attention.
Dana White, 54, has been a prominent figure in the sports industry for over two decades. He took on the role of UFC president when the company was under the ownership of Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta and has continued in the position following its acquisition by WME. Known for his strong stance on separating sports from politics, White has expressed his belief that sports fans desire an escape from everyday life and prefer not to have political opinions intertwined with sporting events.
The suspect, Brady Cooper, now faces charges for his alleged involvement in the attempted burglary. The Penobscot County Sheriff's Office has not provided specific details regarding the charges. However, the arrest of Cooper brings assurance to both Dana White and the local community, emphasizing the importance of public involvement and the role of social media in assisting law enforcement agencies.
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