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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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31.

El Gato    

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

608 days ago
32.

Rich     

He is STILL a POS!!!

608 days ago
33.

Julies    

To the ladies in the video....I believe you and your story and am sorry this happened to y'all when you were out just trying to have a fun evening together. If Chris Brown was a real man, not a spoiled, entitled out-of-touch boy, he would send each of you ladies a brand new phone and some apology flowers. Now that's real class! Remembering that you are nothing if girls/fans like these don't support you with their money would be wise as well.

608 days ago
34.

Me    

It still amazes me how many fangirls Chris has on here... I know it's off topic but this generation is skrewed up. What kind of homes are people being raised in now? Anyway, this is on topic: this idiot should have gone to jail and sat there for years. But of course he won't because he's a celebrity. Anyone else that violated probation would rot in jail for at least 6 mos.

608 days ago
35.

Lopez    

He is famous he will get away with it they always do they even get away with murder.How many famous people REALLY go to prison?They have money they can buy there way out money talks

608 days ago
36.

marti    

is Chris's ex pregnant????
omg

608 days ago
37.

Simone    

So even though there were witnesses this d-bag doesn't get charged?

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Wow... wheres Al Sharpton. Wheres Jesse Jackson? Wheres all the race card players?

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Karma will soon come a calling for d-bag Brown since he is fond of talking smack that his butt cant cash.

608 days ago
38.

KimmyQBee    

OMG I would not want to be a celebrity, I would probably be snatchin phones and cameras from people too, it has to be annoying at times.....

608 days ago
39.

nature30    

not surprised

608 days ago
40.

Sunset    

It is disgusting that he got away with snatching that phone. That rapper said he snatched it and they take the word of his girlfriend at the time! Please! I am sure she was lying for him. Her story does not sound plausible. He probably paid off the cops and DA to not file charges. Celebrity justice at its finest.

608 days ago
41.

Sunset    

This woman beater sleazeball has violated probation many times and deserves to be in jail for a long time. When he told that female comedy writer on twitter that she should take her teeth out before she sucks him, she should have said, since I am not a man, you would not enjoy it! LOL

608 days ago
42.

Allupinyourearhole    

Does Chris Brown and Lindsey Lohan have the same probation officer or something?

608 days ago
43.

john    

Lock him up and throw away the key...

608 days ago
44.

Jen    

At least SOMEONE was interested in prosecuting that piece of ish abusing bully. Too bad it failed. He deserves a bad break. He's gotten off the hook every time even though he thinks he's such a victim.

608 days ago
45.

Who the Hell is Khloe    

Did anyone watch the a family Guy rap to Chris Brown Look at me now? Funny!

608 days ago
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