News: Footage Of Too Short Fleeing Police Surfaces [Video]

Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 10:25PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

West Coast rap veteran Too Short continues to keep the Internet sizzling after being arrested in Los Angeles this week on a DUI charge as footage from his failed escape has now surfaced.

In the footage, Short is shown talking to police before trying to escape the heat.

It's our favorite video of the month -- and it's the 21st! Too Short trying in vain to flee from cops during his DUI arrest early Wednesday morning. TMZ broke the story ... the rapper was popped for DUI in Hollywood and later booked on drug possession as well. During the field sobriety test, Short is chatting with a couple of cops and then suddenly books it, but trips on the sidewalk and is subdued within seconds. Short's rep says he ran because the rapper has had bad run-ins with law enforcement. You gotta see this! (TMZ)

Shortly after the arrest, Short Dog admitted he did not fully understand his crime.

Rapper Too Short has no clue what happened during his arrest this morning! While he thought he was arrested for driving under the influence, his booking sheet says otherwise. Following his release from the slammer, the rapper said: "I thought it was a DUI. This says possession ... I'm confused, man." Unluckily, the listed felony drug possession charge doesn't mean that Too Short is off the hook for a DUI. Seeing as how he was CLEARLY intoxicated when he was cuffed, it is likely that the cops only booked him on the highest charge and will leave the rest to the D.A.'s office to prosecute. Too sad! It is prettyyy obvious that he has a drug problem, so let's hope he gets the help he needs and isn't just thrown in the slammer! (Perez Hilton)

Details of his unexpected takedown surfaced online early Wednesday (March 20).

Rapper Too Short has just been arrested for DUI ... after allegedly attempting to run from police, TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Short -- real name Todd Anthony Shaw -- was pulled over in L.A. a couple hours ago for some traffic violation ... and when cops approached the vehicle, he appeared under the influence. Now here's where it gets weird -- when police attempted to administer a breathalyzer test, law enforcement sources tell us Too Short took off ... and tripped as he ran down the street. (TMZ)

The rap veteran was reportedly slapped with DUI and drug possession charges.

Then, after he was apprehended, he reportedly tried to dump narcotics in the back of the police cruiser. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ that the rapper is being booked for DUI and felony narcotics possession. (KTLA)

Check out Too Short's footage:

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