News: Chris Brown Survives A Close Call, Catches Break In Theft Case
Saturday, Dec 1, 2012 10:12AM
Grammy-nominated singer Chris Brown can breathe a bit easier these days as reports claim he no longer has to worry about a cell phone theft case dating back to last winter.
According to reports, prosecutors have not found enough evidence to slam Breezy with criminal charges.
Chris Brown will not be prosecuted for allegedly snatching a cell phone from a female clubgoer outside of a Miami nightclub back in February ... TMZ has learned. We broke the story ... a police report was filed against Brown for "robbery by sudden snatching" after he allegedly grabbed an iPhone from a woman outside Cameo nightclub and said, "B*tch, you ain't going to put that on no website." But after a thorough investigation, the Miami-Dade State Attorney tells TMZ ... "The Miami Beach Police Department and my prosecutors have reviewed all of the evidence and taken the statements of numerous witnesses, many of whom were interviewed in California, and have determined we are not taking any type of criminal action regarding the incident." (TMZ)
The singer's ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran gave a statement which helped Brown's case.
Tran also issued a statement to police during the investigation -- in which she said the woman who owned the cell phone had stuck the phone into Brown's car ... and struck Karrueche in the front of the head. During the incident, Tran claims the woman dropped the phone in the car ... and it was eventually tossed out the window. Ultimately, prosecutors say ... it's plausible that the woman did put her phone in the car ... and that Brown simply "[removed] from the vehicle an object which didn't belong there" ... and therefore didn't break any laws. TMZ obtained video of the woman immediately after the incident, and she was clearly agitated, telling police, "He snatched my phone!" (TMZ)
Details of the cell phone incident flooded the Internet last February.
A warrant for Chris Brown's arrest is being prepared by the Florida State's Attorney's office Thursday after he allegedly stole a woman's phone. Seriously. The supposed victim recently filed a police report against him, according to Deborah Doty, the public information officer for the Miami Police Department. "An incident report was filed against Mr. Brown, and the Florida State Attorney's Office will be issuing a warrant for his arrest this afternoon," she said. "I can't tell you what time, but it will be today." (The Hollywood Gossip)
Shortly after the story broke, rumors of his ex-lover Rihanna supporting him emerged.
"Chris told Rihanna that he absolutely 1000% didn't steal that phone, and Rihanna has told him she believes him. Rihanna has also told Chris that she will stand by him during the investigation, and whatever the future holds. This was extremely humbling to Chris given their tumultuous past, and he told her how much he appreciated her unwavering support to him, despite the criticism she has endured for recording songs with Chris and welcoming him back into her life," a source close to the situation tells us. (Radar Online)