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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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Rattlesnake Jake    

U racist bastards should actually stop & think for a minute - u think the judge & prosecutors are all black? I highly doubt it. I don't agree with this outcome but that's how it works. Interesting they can't find the victim...he might be dead. Also - I wonder how long it will be til this guy gets into something more serious...

542 days ago
32.

Rattlesnake Jake    

All rappers aren't ignorant niggs. This guy is though lol. Effin grown man talking about smoking a joint & playing video games when he gets out. SMH

542 days ago
33.

isitin    

Rappers are as useless as $3 bills.

542 days ago
34.

James25    

This is a travesty of justice. Shame on the victim for refusing to testify and shame on the prosecutor for refusing to prosecute. This is a disgrace. I hope Bill O'Reilly or somebody covers this so that the whole country knows about this grave injustice.

542 days ago
35.

mark    

if and when i hear that this filthy degenerate s***bag, this horribly educated, ghetto-values subscribing dimwit, along with any other violent criminal, gang member/rapper has been shot dead or overdoses i will celebrate enthusiastically. the planet will have become an ever-so-slightly more peaceful, more cordial, more intelligent, more decent, less vulgar and less evil a place.

542 days ago
36.

spectator72    

A lot of deep thinking going on between his ears today
''smoke a joint, relax, play video games ''
And then the only gunplay he's going to be doing is playing with himself

542 days ago
37.

Catrina     

This guy knew his client was a violent thug, and if he was afraid why give the cops evidence? Why bother pressing charges? I believe this guy was paid off...just like the R Kelly situation.

542 days ago
38.

HUSKER HOUND    

This guy is a child......a punk.....if he was a real man he would own up and just confess. What a waste of oxygen!

542 days ago
39.

Lee    

This is Janet Reno's brand of justice. Crime increased by 300% while she was the DA in Miami. In the meantime she became a multimillionaire.

542 days ago
40.

Shaunie    

I wish the thug would've accidentally shot himself

542 days ago
41.

hummingbird    

What a nasty POS!! What the hell is wrong with the justice system? Let a gun toting angry black man go around abusing people and not do anything to punish him. This country is a JOKE!!! Next he will murder someone. And they will let him go!!

542 days ago
42.

vettman    

Just normal for dem animals!

542 days ago
43.

Rich     

He knows he's a dead man if he testifies against him.

542 days ago
44.

Vhmu    

This is all just a big hoax to make gunplay look like he is a real "gangsta". Just like the Rick Ross shooting. They are trying to earn their street cred but some of us know about the whole set up! LOSERS!!

542 days ago
45.

L    

obviously the assistant had something to hide...way to promote the corrupt side of culture

542 days ago
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