News: Too Short On Embarrassing Police Chase Fail: "If I Wouldn't Have Tripped, You'd Never Seen Me" [Audio]

Monday, Mar 25, 2013 7:00PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Days after hurting the Internet's funny bone by falling in an attempt to escape police, West Coast rap veteran Too Short has come forward to provide some context on his caught-on-camera fail.

According ot Short Dog, the whole incident took place right in front of his home.

"I just ran all the way out to Miami, man," Short said in an interview when jokingly told he might be running in the next Olympics Games. "I had to get the hell up out of LA. I only got one thing to say, man, if I would have hit that corner, y'all would have seen a whole different Short you've never seen. If I wouldn't have tripped, you would have never seen me. They'd have had the helicopters out on the morning news -- it's one thing y'all don't realize though. I was across the street from my house. I was about to run home." (Shade 45)

A few days ago, Short received good news after prosecutors decided to fall back on pursuing a felony drug possession charge.

We've learned ... the L.A. County District Attorney has REJECTED the felony drug case, because cops only found a very small amount of drugs -- which they say is meth. Given that Short does not have a felony record, the D.A. decided not to prosecute and sent the case over to the L.A. City Attorney for misdemeanor review. We're told the City Attorney will look at the case ... probably next week. FYI ... Short insists he was not in possession of drugs, and whatever was found in the back of the cop car was left by the prior arrestee who involuntarily hitched a ride to the pokey. (TMZ)

Shortly after the arrest went down, TS admitted he did not understand the drug possession charge.

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)

Check out Too Short's interview:

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