The receiver was arrested Saturday night on suspicion of misdemeanor vandalism after he pounced on the hood of a Mercedes, according to reports.
Edelman, 33, caused “unspecified damage” when he jumped on the vehicle, Lt. Elisabeth Albanese told The Associated Press. Edelman, last season’s Super Bowl MVP, was issued a citation and an April 13 court date.
Cops were already in the neighborhood investigating a robbery when someone flagged them down over Edelman’s alleged mischief, TMZ reported.
The gossip site cited law enforcement sources as saying Edelman appeared to have been drinking.
A spokesperson for the Patriots declined to comment.
Edelman, who had 100 receptions and 1,117 receiving yards this past season, was seen dining earlier at Cantina Frida with ex-NBA star Paul Pierce and former Patriots teammate Danny Amendola.
Pierce, the former Boston Celtic, posted a photograph of their night.
Edelman scored a touchdown in the Patriots’ 20-13 wild card game loss to the Tennessee Titans on Jan. 4. He is expected to undergo surgeries on his knee and shoulder in the offseason, Sports Illustrated noted.