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Kanye West

FELONY Suspect for Attempted Robbery

7/20/2013 8:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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5:28 PM PT --
The victim wants to press charges against Kanye ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.  What's more, our sources say he's been interviewed by cops and they've determined he did indeed suffer injuries during the attack.  Cops will refer the case to the D.A. as a felony attempted robbery and not a battery case.  The routine is to go after the suspect for the most serious charge.

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Kanye West
has been named a felony suspect in the LAX attack Friday afternoon ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... police suspect Kanye committed an attempted robbery when he assaulted a photog at the airport and tried to jack his camera.

The case has now been transferred to the Robbery Homicide Unit and cops are currently putting a file together.

Our sources say the case will be referred to the L.A. County D.A. for possible prosecution.

The victim was taken to the hospital after the attack.  His condition is unknown.
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376.

Lorenzo    

The only thing I will say is if you look at that PAP he is smiling. Probably because he knows he is going to make a boatload suing Kayne. I feel this way after finding out he is the same PAP that got attacked by Brittany Spears because of his aggressive behavior. However Kanye should know better!

459 days ago
377.

cn    

Making money 101: "Alternate way to make easy money". find some famous dude and piss him off. Once you get your ass kick by him, you'll get your paycheck in the mail.

459 days ago
378.

Bob    

Too bad he didn't really take that obnoxious little **** out......there needs to be some legislation put in place to stop these blood sucking parasites from harassing celebs....mabey they should be stocked the same way they stock celebs....as long as America's public keeps supporting trashy immoral publications such as tmz....star magazine and all of the other garbage can mags out there this wont stop until someone gets killed.....

459 days ago
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Kadir Talabani    

papparazzia is making a living by telling lies and interfere peoples life. If Kanye wasent a famous person, they wouldnt take pics of him even if he was dying. Now he have made a couple of millions and this people think they have the right to treat him like they want. Well done Kanye, don't let this suckers bring you down.

459 days ago
380.

markavelli    

I hate the media's behavior just a tad more than I hate Kayne. I'm with Kayne on this one, TMZ epitomizes what is wrong with the media....

459 days ago
381.

david    

It's all about mens rea, he had no intention to deprive someone of their property because he didn't actually leave with the property. His intellectual property was in that man's video, and he was being harassed and he reacted inappropriately but with no intention to steal or to cause the person physical injuries. Actually all those reporters are guilty of stalking charges but it's up the discretion of the victim weather to press charges for stalking.

459 days ago
382.

david    

It's all about mens rea, he had no intention to deprive someone of their property because he didn't actually leave with the property. His intellectual property was in that man's video, and he was being harassed and he reacted inappropriately but with no intention to steal or to cause the person physical injuries. Actually all those reporters are guilty of stalking charges but it's up the discretion of the victim weather to press charges for stalking.

459 days ago
383.

WTF    

What is the Papparazzi Law? These s***bags are always out of line. This pap in particular has history in driving Britney nuts. He must be a total *******.

459 days ago
384.

david    

He could have ripped the video from the man's hands but he didn't, he could have struck the man hard on the head but he didn't. He could be charged with a crime but not for stealing or attempting to steal and not for attempting to physically harm anyone. The reporter can also be charged with stalking and harassing. They can both drop charges against each other.

459 days ago
385.

jetfanglo    

Hey George.....George of the jungle,move to Cali

459 days ago
386.

Heidi    

This is BS.... I watched the video, Kayne restrained himself 3 different times from the pap was encouraging him on with his non stop babbling repeating over & over 'why won't you talk to me'. Kanye stepped back a couple of times, then stood & told the guy what he was trying to do was to get him to fight so the pap could sue him for thousands of dollars...... Kayne is right for IMO, that's exactly what the pap was doing knowing & admitting that Kayne didn't want to talk...Paps need to step away when they know someone doesn't want to be hassled, however, they won't for it's a 'payday' for them should they finally attack in anyway...... Paps are all about the $$ & how much they can collect from the celebs' by continuing to harras them....

459 days ago
387.

Giant Catfish    

Hawaii got it right. The "Steven Tyler" law - the anti-paparazzi law should be in effect everywhere

459 days ago
388.

Ryan    

The second Kanye lunged at the photographer, how cool would it have been for him to pull out a glock and shoot Kanye dead in the chest. After all, he simply would have been standing his ground. No jail time........nothing.

459 days ago
389.

Giant Catfish    

California needs the steven Tyler law Hawaii passed. Right to privacy over paparazzi A-holes

459 days ago
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DENS    

this photog should just get a real ****in job.

459 days ago
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