News: Chief Keef Linked To Stolen Ferrari, Arrest Warrant In Effect
Thursday, Jun 20, 2013 8:30AM
Chicago rapper Chief Keef can't keep his name out of the crime section of local papers as new reports claim an August 2012 arrest over a stolen Ferrari has him wanted in Miami.
According to reports, the entire incident went down last summer when he celebrated a birthday.
Caught riding in a stolen red Ferrari convertible as he celebrated his 17th birthday, Chief Keef had a quick answer for the Miami Beach police sergeant who asked if he was carrying any weapons. "I have weed in my right front pocket," said Keef, according to a police report of the arrest last August. The sergeant patted down Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, and found two clear plastic baggies containing marijuana. He was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and ordered to appear in court on Jan. 23. But there was a problem: By then, Cozart was in jail in Chicago for violating his probation from a gun conviction. A Florida judge issued an arrest warrant, and it remains in effect and will be served if Cozart should ever be stopped around Miami Beach again, authorities said. "We would not travel to Chicago for this type of warrant,'' said Miami-Dade Police Detective Javier Baez. (Chicago Tribune)
Fortunately, Chief's manager Rovan Manuel said Keef rented the Ferrari from a luxury car company and had no direct connection to it being stolen.
As for the car being stolen, Manuel claimed the car rental agency was embroiled in a dispute with the Ferrari's owner, who lost the car after he stopped making payments. It was the owner who reported the car stolen, he said. Cozart was not charged with stealing the vehicle, according to records. "He's a little upset. He still has to fix that problem in Florida but you know how people are that smoke pot. They try not to worry about too much.'' (Chicago Tribune)
No stranger to crime, he found himself in handcuffs and behind bas on a speeding charge last month.
17-year-old Chief Keef was caught ON TAPE shattering the speed limit in Illinois this week -- allegedly doing 110mph in a 55mph zone -- and TMZ has dash cam footage of the subsequent police chase ... and arrest. The video starts out pretty tame -- until out of nowhere, Keef barrels past the idling police cruiser in his BMW X6 M ... and the cops peel out after him. It takes roughly two minutes for officers to catch up to Keef and pull him over. As we reported, Keef was eventually arrested for speeding and having too many people in his car (he only has a driving permit). The arrest is also on tape. But the best part -- wait 'til you hear the arresting officer's voice when he finds out Keef's got $8,000 CASH in his pocket ... (TMZ)
Recently, 1017 Brick Squad leader Gucci Mane said he hoped artists like Keef would learn from the mistakes he has made.
"I take responsibility for some of that bad stigma that comes from me. A lot of the things I have done, I regret. And a lot of it [I warranted]. A lot of it, it be false claims," Gucci revealed. "Media take it and make they own assumptions...A lot of things don't have a lot of truth in them...My advice would be to him [Chief Keef], and any other young guy, is to learn from...try not to do the same thing that I did." (Power 107.5)