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Gunplay

Off Hook for Armed Robbery

... Despite Video Proof

2/25/2013 9:07 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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9:20 AM PT -- Gunplay tells TMZ, the first thing he's going to do now that the case is dismissed ... is roll a fat joint ... oh yeah, then spend time with his "loved ones."

He tells us, "Today I am grateful and blessed that the case was dismissed ... I plan on picking up where I left off with my music and making hits with my upcoming debut album ... The first thing I am going to do today is smoke a joint, relax, play video games, and just be with my loved ones."

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Rapper Gunplay is officially off the hook for robbing his accountant at gunpoint ... despite damning surveillance video that captured the whole incident ... all because the victim refuses to cooperate with authorities, TMZ has learned.

The Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office tells TMZ, "Video alone is not enough to convict an individual of a crime beyond a reasonable doubt." The office continues, "Although the armed robbery is captured on the victim's surveillance system, the victim, Turron Woodside, is uncooperative of the prosecution of this defendant Richard Morales [Gunplay]."

Officials say they need Woodside to authenticate the footage so they can use it as evidence against Gunplay, who was accused of pulling a gun on Woodside and stealing a cell phone and gold chain during the incident last fall.

Gunplay was charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault.

The State Attorney's Office says the judge subpoenaed Woodside but prosecutors were unable to find him in order to serve him. Officials say Woodside's family and co-workers have told the court "he's out of town and/or coping with a family death" along with other excuses.

The judge made it clear ... without Woodside's testimony, prosecutors couldn't make their case, and they were forced to drop the charges.

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16.

LISA    

I get that the accountant is probably scared to testify, but what about the guy that was trying to break it up? With no 'live' witness, there is no case - the gun could have been a toy. Doesn't seem right, though.

544 days ago
17.

tleeg    

*****

544 days ago
18.

tleeg    

The account is a pu**y..so is this waste of space wanna be rapper.

544 days ago
19.

Killmonokill    

Rapper "gunplay" gets a case dismissed for "gunplay"... Can you say publicity stunt.... I want this hood rat and the accountant arrested for waste of tax payer money.... The video is so FAKE!

544 days ago
20.

Elisabeth    

Witness= Scared for his life!

544 days ago
21.

DaDa    

He's out of town dealing with a death..... yeah right, he got ran out of town.

544 days ago
22.

SoManyIdiots    

Love the way some people who wouldn't know God if He came back today, throw around the word "blessed". Yeah, he's real blessed.

544 days ago
23.

Violent Pope    

That fool will be dead by the end of the year.

544 days ago
24.

Catrina     

$$$$$....I think he was paid off.

544 days ago
25.

mark    

i'm absolutely sick to death over the ever-increasing number of violent, poorly educated rappers who are simply unable to speak english properly and use reprehensible elocution. clearly we now live in a society where violence, sheer stupidity, braggadocio and a lack of education are traits that not only celebrated but are things to be proud and boastful about. it's disgusting. it must change. people need to stop being proud of their stupidity and ignorance. not only is it a revolting statement of our current society, but it's terribly sad, discouraging and depressing. enough is enough people. smarten up rappers

544 days ago
26.

mark    

i'm absolutely sick to death over the ever-increasing number of violent, poorly educated rappers who are simply unable to speak english properly and use reprehensible elocution. clearly we now live in a society where violence, sheer stupidity, braggadocio and a lack of education are traits that not only celebrated but are things to be proud and boastful about. it's disgusting. it must change. people need to stop being proud of their stupidity and ignorance. not only is it a revolting statement of our current society, but it's terribly sad, discouraging and depressing. enough is enough people. smarten up you proud-to-be-dumb idiots/rappers!

544 days ago
27.

diane    

Another piece of trash.....no wonder our country is going to hell

544 days ago
28.

Pete    

slave owners should have shot thier slaves instead of releasing them..what a wonderfull society we would have

544 days ago
29.

DaveT    

Pretty ridiculous, all actions are crystal clear on video, that kind of quick trigger temper and a gun aren't safe to society

544 days ago
30.

Sir Paul McCartney    

Well it seems like your country is too busy going after fathers who owe "Child Support" and Petty Pot Smokers to have any resources left to prosecute the real crimes. Most likely this "Gunplay" fellow paid off the witness. Now the "American" justice system will let him loose to Rob, Steal and Kill! It's a good thing i have homes all over the world, America is ran by a bunch of greedy nutters!

544 days ago
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