When the officers asked the foursome to pull up their pantalones, Dez launched into a profanity-filled tirade, according to police.
“What the ---- , you stopped me like I stole something,” Bryant reportedly told the officers before they escorted the four from the mall.
The ex-Poke was not charged, but a miscellaneous incident report was filed. The receiver for America’s Team refused to leave until his representative arrived, according to authorities.
Dez told ESPNDallas.com he wasn’t the one with the proverbial pants on the ground.
“It really wasn’t me in the wrong,” Bryant reportedly said. “It’s not even an issue. … I told the guy I’m not trying to get in trouble. I’m not trying to destroy my image. The (warning) wasn’t toward me. I was trying to figure out what was going on. It was a big misunderstanding. I was the wrong guy.”