Chris Brown Won't Be Charged in South Beach Cell Phone Theft
For a man hated intensely by at least half the country, singer Chris Brown continues to catch some lucky breaks.
Back in February, Brown was accused of stealing an iPhone from a fan who was trying to take pictures of him and then driving off in a chauffeured Bentley. Now, nine months later, the Miami-Dade County State Attorney's office has decided that they won't press charges.
The incident allegedly happened in the early hours of Sunday, February 19. Christal Spann, 24, spotted the singer/dancer/woman beater out side of Cameo nightclub alongside rapper Tyga and snapped a photo.
Brown noticed, and allegedly yelled, "Bitch, you ain't going to put that on no website."
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Brown reached through the window of his Bentley, grabbed the phone, and then drove off. Miami-Beach police failed to arrest Brown that night, and prosecutors seemed to drag their feet on the investigation.
According to a memo released today, the office says that they failed to find evidence that Brown took the phone or even forcibly deleted a photo form him.
Though, they do contend that the phone was apparently thrown out the window of a car and was later picked up by a member of Tyga's security team.
It's a big lucky break for Brown. He's still on probation for his 2009 beating of Rihanna, and a conviction could have seen him sent to jail.
Update: Here's the full story from the State Attorney office.
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