A truck belonging to former Death Row Records owner Marion “Suge” Knight was seized by Los Angeles police this week due to the belief that the rap heavyweight may have been riding dirty.
According to reports and crime scene photos, Knight had to hitchhike a ride back home.
Suge Knight’s bada** black truck was impounded by cops in Beverly Hills today — after the former rap mogul was pulled over for driving on a suspended license. We’re told Knight was cited — but not arrested — and after his truck was hauled away, he asked a random female onlooker for a ride to a nearby location … and she obliged. The last time Suge was nailed for driving on a suspended license back in 2010 … he failed to appear in court and was arrested after the judge issued a warrant for the guy. (TMZ)
Last July, Knight was issued a warrant for missing a court appearance after being taken down by cops on a suspended license charge two months prior.
Knight, whose real name is Marion Hugh Knight, was detained in Gardena around 1:30 a.m. Thursday. Nearly a half-dozen officers surrounded Knight’s white Cadillac Escalade in the area of Crenshaw Blvd. and 147th Street. He was then placed in handcuffs and taken into custody. It was not immediately known why Knight was detained. He was reportedly being held at the LAPD’s Southwest Divison. (CT Now)
He was also taken in by police in early December on a separate November arrest warrant.
Authorities say rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight was arrested on an outstanding traffic warrant as he left a restaurant near Universal Studios outside Los Angeles. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Shawn Ruda says Knight was released about an hour after his arrest early Saturday. Ruda tells the Los Angeles Times that Knight was stopped by deputies, who ran his name through computers and discovered he was wanted on a minor traffic warrant issued recently in Beverly Hills. (Associated Press)
Knight did not spend the night behind bars, but was issued a citation.
At the time, the co-founder of Death Row Records had a warrant issued for him because he hadn’t showed up in court. Knight consented to go with police to the sheriff’s department’s West Hollywood station, Ruda said. There, the 45-year-old was booked and issued a citation to appear in court again on the traffic violation. The whole process took about an hour, according to Ruda. The sheriff’s department did not elaborate on the nature of the traffic violation. (CNN)
Check out some past Suge Knight footage down below: