Chris Brown's Arrest Warrant Not Likely To Come Today, Prosecutors Say
After allegedly furiously swiping a fan's iPhone last weekend, Chris Brown may find himself behind bars sometime soon. Jose Lambiet at Gossip Extra says that Miami Beach Police and the Miami-Dade County State Attorney's prosecutors are in the process of planning on the best way to arrest Brown and speculates a warrant could come as early as today.
But Miami-Dade prosecutors tell Riptide that's unlikely. "Given that the prosecutor handling the case is in trial today, nothing will happen until that trial is complete," says Ed Griffith, a spokesman for the State Attorneys Office.
Brown was coming out of the Cameo nightclub on South Beach early Sunday morning when he was allegedly followed by an eager fan who wanted to take a snapshot on her iPhone. The fan, Christal Spann, claims that Brown yelled, "Bitch, you ain't going to put that on no website."
Brown then allegedly swiped Spann's $500 white iPhone and then took of in his black Bentley.
Lambiet reports that cops want to track Brown down, cuff him, and put him a police car. Meanwhile, prosecutors would rather give Brown a chance to turn himself in. Lambiet reports that the case against Brown is "iron-clad" and that five witnesses, including Brown's own bodyguards, corroborate Spann's account.
However, any warrant will have to wait for Miami-Dade prosecutors to sign off.
Brown is already a convicted felon after he beat ex-girlfriend Rihanna so severely she wound up in the hospital. He managed to avoid jail time in that case but is still on probation. A conviction for robbery could see him put in the slammer.
Brown meanwhile spent the weekend relatively worry free by partying at the NBA All-Star weekend in Orlando.
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