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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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46.

Sandygirl    

I meant to say if Rihanna can forgive him and move on than why cant we. He without sin cast the first stone. Why condemn someone forever, most of you people should be looking at your own messed up life!

630 days ago
47.

Rob    

Another one that needs to vanish!

It's just a matter of time and he will be in the clinker. Women will definitely be safer.

630 days ago
48.

Felicia    

Who the F**ck cares about Rihanna's NO TALENT having ass, and Chris is Dumb ass F**ck for even dealing with her Dumb ass and he's still on Probation for that HOE... They're some Dumb BITCHES

630 days ago
49.

coolgirl     

Wow

630 days ago
50.

vivaladolceee    

As usual, a foul mouth he is

630 days ago
51.

gemini81    

What a dirt bag this guy is. His mother should be ashamed that she raised such a disrespectful, disturbed boy. He will never be a man, just an angry little toddler. Rihanna is right there on the playground with him for deciding to subject herself to his abuse once more. If it happens again, I'm sure she will try to cover it up, that's what abused women do. Defend the man, blame yourself, go back for more...the sad cycle of abused women.

629 days ago
52.

db    

Ignorant trash with money. Oh well we gotta some of them in the world.

629 days ago
53.

LRo    

He needs to be locked up. It's just a matter of time before he kills someone with that uncontrollable temper. At least make the horrible music stop.

629 days ago
54.

Terrance    

I don't like Chris Brown at all.

But it seems like there may be a trend of provoking Chris Brown and acting the victim when he responds aggressively.

This story reminds me of that Twitter fight he had last week.

628 days ago
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553 days ago
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553 days ago
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