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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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16.

Llee    

Lohan must be his mentor.

639 days ago
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rihbreezy    

Photos of him may cause problems with Rihanna whilst still dating Karate Tran, now that's messed. But by her being a goal digger guess it didn't matter.

639 days ago
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spritebubblegum1994    

That women needed to have her phone taken. If she stuck it in someones car, she deserved it. I mean Chris is a snot rag ( he is cute he is a great artist) but I would have done the same thing. I thought he took her phone like out of her hand while she was standing across him or something, but I can see she was a stain as well.

639 days ago
19.

Greekhustler    

Who was Rihanna's ex again? Oh Nevermind it just hit me.

639 days ago
20.

Carl    

If you don't know where is Puerto Rico...and you have no clue about their culture, please avoid coments. Puerto Rico is a caribbean island, and have no relation with Mexico. They have a spanish culture, because had discovered by spain, (read abot history), and not all of their people speak english. Respect PuertoRico))! TMZ have a buch of ignorants!!!!

639 days ago
21.

Carl    

If you don't know where is Puerto Rico...and you have no clue about their culture, please avoid coments. Puerto Rico is a caribbean island, and have no relation with Mexico. They have a spanish culture, because had discovered by spain, (read abot history), and not all of their people speak english. Respect PuertoRico))! TMZ have a buch of ignorants!!!!

639 days ago
22.

Julies    

Criminals who have made their money off hard-working people get away with breaking the law again. Chris Brown could not be more shady, nasty or ugly, but it will all catch up with him.

639 days ago
23.

amazinglybored    

He's gotten away with much worse things and he will continue to do so.

639 days ago
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prcalhoun@gmail.com    

Money talks and bull**** walks!

639 days ago
25.

GothamGirl    

Chris Brown will not be prosecuted, Olivier Martinez will not be prosecuted, Lindsay Lohan will not be prosecuted...What's happened to the US? For such a wealthy nation, we rank 14th in education. And what do we value? The above mentioned were probably at the bottom of their class, if they graduated from high school. And now are afforded all kinds of privileges, when they break the law, and violate the rights of others, simply because they have money. Not a Democracy a Plutocracy.

639 days ago
26.

TXLA    

Yay for Chris!! And Best of Luck to him!

639 days ago
27.

Los Pepes    

This ugly POS looks like a chipmunk

639 days ago
28.

Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

I don't care what anyone says: this a-hole is a snatcher, in addition to being a semi-literate, latent-homosexual imbecile. It won't be long before he goes out like 2Poc and Biggy Fats ha ha ha....

639 days ago
29.

g00dIes    

Yes, he's sexy a** did it agin! Keep making dem hits BABY

639 days ago
30.

El Gato    

I'm fairly certain that I told you so...

639 days ago
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