Authorities say Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger drove off from a business without paying for nearly $20,000 worth of customization work on his truck, though it could simply be a “misunderstanding.”
Harris County sheriff’s deputies were called to Espi Motor Sports on Monday night after Swearinger, a former South Carolina player, left when the business didn’t provide an itemized list of the auto detailing services, sheriff’s office spokesman Deputy Thomas Gilliland said Thursday.
Gilliland says prosecutors are investigating the case of theft of service, but the situation looks like it’s “going to be a misunderstanding.”
The customizations allegedly include a $500 train horn, a $5,000 vehicle wrap and its installation and a $1,250 grill. Swearinger couldn’t immediately be reached for comment and the Texans had no comment. The incident was first reported by TMZ.