Las Vegas - Undefeated US boxing star Floyd Mayweather was found not guilty of misdemeanour harassment charges on Wednesday in connection with comments to two security guards outside his home last year.
Justice Diana Sullivan ruled in favor of the fighter, saying she was not convinced that homeowner association security guards Aaron Ryan and Miguel Burgos feared for their safety last October in a squabble over parking tickets.
Mayweather, 34, faced up to a year in jail and a $2,000 fine if convicted on both charges of threatening to call in gunmen to confront guards who ticketed cars parked near his home in violation of neighbourhood rules.
Mayweather, 42-0 with 26 knockouts inside the ring, must face two more court tests that could result in time behind bars.
A November 4 trial is set for Mayweather on an unrelated battery complaint accusing the boxer of poking a different security guard in the face during another dispute over parking tickets. Mayweather has pleaded not guilty.
Mayweather is scheduled to appear at a December 21 evidence hearing on felony charges of grand larceny, coercion and robbery from a domestic dispute with former girlfriend Josie Harris and two of their children in September of last year.
Mayweather, whose attorneys have denied any wrongdoing by their client, faces up to 34 years in prison if convicted of striking and threatening Harris, stealing her mobile phone and threatening their children.