Chris Brown's South Beach Phone Snatching Case Still Under Investigation Says State Attorney
Remember when Chris Brown was accused of stealing a fan's iPhone on South Beach? Well, the investigation is still underway, and in what is almost a non-development, Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle just released a statement saying that the case is still open.
"In our investigation of the Chris Brown incident, we have taken the statements of our local
witnesses and have just finished discussing with the lead Miami Beach Detective the additional
witness information supplied by Mr. Brown's attorney Mark Geragos.
We now must interview these individuals, some of whom may be from out of state, just as we do
in every criminal investigation in order to uncover the truth in its entirety."
Rundle's office has taken some flak for dragging its feet on the case, but the Miami Beach Police Department has also been criticized for not taking the chance to arrest Brown that night.
The phone theft in and off itself could amount to a relatively minor theft offense, but Brown is still on five-years probation for the 2009 beating of his ex-girlfriend Rihanna. Any charges in the case could violate the terms of his probation, and the Grammy winning ragehead could potentially end up looking at prison time.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you'll never miss Miami New Times' biggest stories.