News: Too Short Stumbles In Brief Police Escape, Arrested In Los Angeles

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 9:16AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

West Coast rap veteran Too Short ran into law enforcement this week as reports claim he was arrested in Los Angeles for driving under the influence.

According to reports, Short Dog tried to make a quick escape when approached by police earlier today (March 20) but stumbled over his own feet.

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 is reportedly being 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)

Back in 2009, Short was also arrested on the same charges out in Las Vegas.

According to law enforcement, Short -- real name Todd Shaw -- was arrested for DUI, possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, speeding and exhibition of power (burning rubber) by Las Vegas Metro Police at around 4:00 AM. It's the second time Short's been popped for DUI -- in Las Vegas -- in the last three months. Cops say the 43 year-old is still behind bars. (TMZ)

Outside of legal matters, the rap veteran talked to SOHH last year and crowned himself along with E-40 SOHH Underrated.

"From the Bay Area, I would definitely include Too $hort and E-40. I'd have to put those two down for the same spot because we are so relevant to so many people but in the large measure of hip-hop, careers and impact, you never want to bring up those names. We have a cult following. We won't ever go away. In my personal opinion, I don't need the credit. I'm good. I think 40 is much better. 40's flow is much better than me but I think the style that I rap is supposed to be overlooked because it's genius." (SOHH Underrated)

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