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Chris Brown

Off the Hook in Cell Phone Snatching Case

11/30/2012 11:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Chris Brown will not be prosecuted for allegedly snatching a cell phone from a female clubgoer outside of a Miami nightclub back in February ... TMZ has learned.

We broke the story ... a police report was filed against Brown for "robbery by sudden snatching" after he allegedly grabbed an iPhone from a woman outside Cameo nightclub and said, "Bitch, you ain't going to put that on no website."

But after a thorough investigation, the Miami-Dade State Attorney tells TMZ ... "The Miami Beach Police Department and my prosecutors have reviewed all of the evidence and taken the statements of numerous witnesses, many of whom were interviewed in California, and have determined we are not taking any type of criminal action regarding the incident."

"We have forwarded our findings to Los Angeles for the probation case review after conducting the same process that every criminal case in Miami-Dade County undergoes.”

Officials say the rapper Tyga was interviewed as a witness in the case -- because the phone ultimately ended up in the hands of Devon Blanche -- the head of Tyga's security team.

According to police, Blanche told investigators, "Brown may have taken [the phone] because Brown is known to be especially concerned that if photographs of himself with two females got out, it might cause him problems with Rihanna."

Blanche's statement was made in February -- when Brown was still dating Karrueche Tran.

Tyga also spoke with police ... but according to the report, he told investigators Brown DID snatch the phone from the woman.

Tran also issued a statement to police during the investigation -- in which she said the woman who owned the cell phone had stuck the phone into Brown's car ... and struck Karrueche in the front of the head.  During the incident, Tran claims the woman dropped the phone in the car ... and it was eventually tossed out the window.

Ultimately, prosecutors say ... it's plausible that the woman did put her phone in the car ... and that Brown simply "[removed] from the vehicle an object which didn't belong there" ... and therefore didn't break any laws.

TMZ obtained video of the woman immediately after the incident, and she was clearly agitated, telling police, "He snatched my phone!"



This is a big deal for Brown -- because if he WERE prosecuted, it would've triggered a probation violation for the singer in L.A., where he's still on probation for the Rihanna beating.

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1.

MADE MAN    

He is lucky as **** bc as a Florida resident I know the state attorneys were gonna sock it to his ass.

601 days ago
2.

Chill Murray    

Chris Brown sucks.

601 days ago
3.

CJ    

I just noticed that it appears he's losing his hair.

601 days ago
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apj77    

He better not screw around in Florida to much. They got the law that you can shoot somebody if you feel threatened.

601 days ago
5.

mebrat24    

who was the good lawyer that got this shoved under the rug?

601 days ago
6.

Llee    

Lohan must be his mentor.

601 days ago
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Joao    

So is the Miami courts suggesting that it took them 10 MONTHS to conclude that there was no evidence that Chris Brown snatched the girls phone---even though he admitted to doing it?

Sounds like ANOTHER star struck, depraved, corrupt American court and a member of the Californian Celebrity Court Consortium (4C)

601 days ago
8.

Darkgreenmarine    

Good for him.

601 days ago
9.

Laurie    

Of Course, another punk celebrity who gets away with anything and everything.

601 days ago
10.

raadbassam    

This is the first TMZ story that really doesn't make sense.

601 days ago
11.

brenda    

moron

601 days ago
12.

RATTLESNAKE     

Celebs are always in the news and getting arrested over and over again b/c they never have to pay for their bad behavior so they keep on repeating it !

601 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

According to police, Blanche told investigators, "Brown may have taken [the phone] because Brown is known to be especially concerned that if photographs of himself with two females got out, it might cause him problems with Rihanna."


Well, let's hope it doesn't get out. Oh, wait...

601 days ago
14.

joey1978    

The prosecutors were all fat black ghetto women. He wouldn't have snatched that **** from no man. He like fight women. Gays ass *****

601 days ago
15.

Jackie    

EVERYONE TALKING BAD ABOUT CHRIS BROWN SHUT THE **** UP, HE IS AN ADULT NOW AND IF HE WANTS TO **** UP IS HIS PROBLEM NOT YOURS.

601 days ago
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