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."
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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