One of 6ix9ine’s alleged gym attackers is off the hook after having his charges dropped, court documents show.
According to XXL, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is no longer pursuing charges against Anthony Maldonado in connection to the bloody beatdown of 6ix9ine, which occurred at an LA Fitness in Lake Worth, Florida last month.
Maldonado, 25, was arrested on assault and robbery charges on March 30 along with two other suspects: Rafael Medina Jr., 43, and Octavious Medina, 23 — the former of which is reportedly a high-ranking member of the Latin Kings gang.
Rafael and Octavious Medina are still being charged.
Maldonado confirmed his charges have been dropped during an interview with internet personality 1090 Jake on Instagram Live earlier this week, during which he denied his involvement in the attack and claimed his arrest was a case of mistaken identity.
“I literally am so confused by the whole situation,” he said while detailing his arrest. “I walk out the house and literally they have six detectives outside, everybody with assault rifles, German Shepherds and stuff, walking me out like a killer in front of all my neighbors.
“They take me to the police station, and they don’t even do a proper investigation. The didn’t ask me who I was with, where I was at that night, none of that. They just said, ‘You look like the guy and that’s you,’” he continued, referring to surveillance footage from inside the gym.
Maldonado explained that police accused him of using his membership to grant Rafael and Octavious Medina entry to the gym, but claimed he was “at home preparing for Bible study” the day of the attack and has “eight witnesses who can attest to that.”
6ix9ine, meanwhile, called his attackers “cowardly” while breaking his silence over the incident on Instagram last month.
“What happen here was nothing but cowardly,” he wrote. “I’m not mad this happened. In the street there’s no rules so I cant say they were wrong. Obviously it wasn’t fair but again the streets has no rules. Just imagine having nothing to do to with a situation and feel obligated to make it your business. (Very weird).”
He continued: “I’m happy to be here still. And I want to say I love my fans. Thank you. P.S : I never knew we respected jumping people. When did that ever become a W???”
Never one to pass up the opportunity to capitalize on a viral moment, the rainbow-haired rapper released a music video for his song “Bori” just days after getting jumped, which showed him receiving treatment for his injuries in hospital as well as giving out $50,000 to locals in Cuba.
He has only continued to parlay his misfortune into fuel for his career, introducing the “LA Fitness challenge” in a video posted to Instagram earlier this month.
In the clip, the Brooklyn native and bikini-clad women took turns being held by two people as they were swung around like a jump rope while another person attempted to jump over them.