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Rohan Marley:

I Got Maced

and Chokeholded!

12/20/2010 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Rohan Marley, one of Bob Marley's many children, was maced and put in a headlock by an off-duty cop working at Voyeur on Saturday night -- and Rohan tells TMZ he plans on pressing charges.
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Our photog only caught a couple of seconds of what went down (literally, you'll probably have to replay a few times). But a source tells us Marley -- who baby daddied five kids with Lauryn Hill -- mistook someone outside the club as a valet, and that person took offense.

We're told Marley and the guy traded words and eventually fought. Sources say an off-duty cop who works at the club maced all involved - eventually putting Marley in the chokehold.

Marley tells TMZ he was simply defending himself and feels the off-duty cop "went overboard." He says he'll look into pressing charges because he "can't just let this go."

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1.

sloppy seconds    

yeah right, send this animal to jail!

1217 days ago
2.

angelo    

Oscar Grant is dead! How is this compared?

1217 days ago
3.

mike     

So I guess he is Marleys son he is allowed to fight if he wants to????? Give me a break. Good choke hold.

1217 days ago
4.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

it will give him material to write pot songs like his dad did..
yeahhh mon..smoke der smoke

1217 days ago
5.

Sally    

Off duty cops are not allowed to work at bars and night clubs. So he is there against the police department. Also most security companies are not insured to work at bars and nightclubs either so there are issues with liability.

1217 days ago
6.

Christopher Duran    

Off Duty or not. I thought Choke Holds were removed from Police Procedures entirely due to the many deaths involved from this hold. L.A.P.D. removed it from the handbook several years ago. Which agency did this idiot work for

1217 days ago
7.

Truth    

#11 ^^^^^

EXACTLY... THAT'S USUALLY HOW THIS SHIET STARTS!! PEOPLE WANT TO **** MEASURE THEIR ****S RATHER THAN WALKING AWAY. LACK OF EDUCATION OF THE LAST 20YRS AND REALITY SERIES LIKE JERSEY SHORE PROMOTE THIS CRAP. BET THE OTHER DUDE WAS BLACK TOO.

1217 days ago
8.

Fan    

Whirrrrrrrrrr... What is that sound? It is Bob Marley spinning in his grave.

Bob Marley is muttering: "My son can't park his own damn car? My son goes to that damn empty-head loser club Voyeur? No, that ain't no son of mine. That is a spoiled little trust fund brat."

1217 days ago
9.

Jay    

As for #11 & 12, I saw you both there so you should know better than even the victim. Amazing!

1217 days ago
10.

Fan    

Bob Marley says: "Now my son is a whining bitch wantin' to sue someone? Who is he, Perez Hilton?"

1217 days ago
11.

Len    

What the hell is with TMZ and they're classless reporting? Why not just put **** pictures on peoples pictures like Perez Hilton?

I'm sure if it was a white guy (which I am) you wouldn't use the term "babby daddied". That's just passive aggressive racism. Don't try and hide your feelings, be like the people who comment here and be openly racist.

1217 days ago
12.

Sin D    

Looks like a case of Barney Fife...take his bullet away and sue this Keystone Cop....

1217 days ago
13.

robg    

Didn't someone(witnessed here on TMZ) kill some L.A. club bouncer after he followed a patron out to the street and tried to "get tough" with 'em?

KILL ALL COPS...!!!!

1217 days ago
14.

Ozzie X    

Macing people without knowing the full extent of the altercation is excessive. I can understand macing someone for being combative towards others or the staff.

1217 days ago
15.

Fan    

Bob Marley says: "I watched it all from heaven. You didn't get maced! You were cryin' like a baby; that's why you were rubbin' your eyes. And what's with that fat Krispy-Kreme-Big-Mac-whiskey-gut of yours? Damn it, Rohan, learn to play the bass guitar, get a job on a cruise ship, and sing my songs on the pool deck all day, every day. That is your destiny."

1217 days ago
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