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Richie Incognito Asked Mortuary to Remove Dad's Head ... Witness Said

8/21/2018 2:22 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Richie Incognito was violent, incoherent and emotional before he was arrested at a funeral home in Arizona -- with one witness saying the NFL lineman asked the staff to "cut his dad's head off for research purposes."

It's all in the police report released by Scottsdale PD in which at least one mortuary staffer told cops he "thought Incognito was going to kill him."

Richie arrived to Messinger Mortuary on Monday after his father passed away. One staffer told police the family had advised him that Richie would not be allowed to attend the funeral because he'd been "acting erratically."

When staff confronted Richie, he began "punching caskets and throwing things

One staffer told cops, Richie told him he had a truck full of guns outside and used his hand to make the shape of a gun. The staffer clearly felt threatened and said he ran into a secure room where he knew he'd be safe. 

When cops arrived, they arrested Incognito at gunpoint. Cops say Richie "appeared to lack concentration and was unable to maintain a coherent thought, rather, he appeared to ramble about numerous things that did not correlate."

Cops say his mood would swing from respectful and calm to angry.

When cops searched Richie's truck, they found multiple guns -- including 3 rifles, 2 handguns and a silencer for a handgun. 

Incognito was booked for disorderly conduct and threatening/intimidating people. 

He spent the night in custody and was later bonded out by his family. 

The arrest is eerily similar to a May incident in Florida when Incognito was taken into custody at a gym for threatening another gym patron. The cops at the scene noted Incognito's erratic behavior and "altered paranoid state." 

Incognito was placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold for that incident but was later released. 

Richie Incognito Bailed Out of Jail After Allegedly Threatening to Shoot Up Mortuary

8/21/2018 8:48 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

1:00 PM PT -- Richie is out of jail. A source close to Richie tells us he was bonded out by family members who love and support him. 

Ex-NFL star Richie Incognito was arrested in Arizona on Monday after allegedly going berserk in a funeral home following the death of his father ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

We're told ... the 35-year-old offensive lineman was talking with staffers at the funeral home when he suddenly exploded and began yelling at various people.

Sources say Incognito allegedly told people he had guns in his Ford Raptor and would shoot people. We're told he also threatened to damage property at the funeral home.

TMZ Sports obtained the emergency dispatch audio in which you can hear the operator say Richie was "mad at employees and wants to kill someone."

Cops were called to the scene to respond to an "out of control" Incognito. He was ultimately arrested for disorderly conduct and taken to a nearby station where he was booked and posed for a mug shot.

We're told cops got a search warrant on the Ford -- and did find guns inside the vehicle. The vehicle and the weapons were impounded.

We're told he's still in custody at the time of this post.

Incognito had tweeted that his father passed away over the weekend. Richie had been in Arizona to move out of his longtime home.

As we previously reported, Incognito was taken into custody at a gym in Florida back in May after he allegedly attacked another patron while cussing the guy out. 

Cops said Incognito appeared to be in an "altered paranoid state" during the incident. He was placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold. He was released a few days later. 

Incognito had announced he had retired from pro football after the 2017 season -- but told TMZ Sports he was open to signing with a team in 2018 if the money was right. 

We've reached out to Richie and his attorney for comment -- so far, no word back. 

Incognito was a helluva player during his 13 seasons in the NFL -- making the Pro Bowl 4 times and reportedly earning more than $25 million dollars in contract money. 

Incognito was infamously linked to the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal back in 2013 -- when he was suspended for misconduct for hazing teammate Jonathan Martin

Years later, Martin threatened Incognito on social media -- and was apprehended by police a short time later. Cops found guns and knives on Martin at the time of his arrest. 

Incognito told TMZ Sports he had no hard feelings for Martin and was praying for him. 

Kenneth Faried Arrested for Weed ... Mug Shot

8/21/2018 6:51 AM PDT
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Brooklyn Nets star Kenneth Faried was arrested and charged for possessing more than 2 ounces of weed on Sunday ... and TMZ Sports has the mug shot.

The 28-year-old was arrested on the Montauk Highway in Bridgehampton, New York at 1:30 AM ... after the vehicle he was riding in was stopped at a sobriety checkpoint.

A rep for the Southampton Town Police Dept. tells us the officer at the scene noticed a "strong odor of marjuana was emanating from the inside of the vehicle."

Faried was booked for 4th degree unlawful possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor. He was transported to a nearby station for processing. 

The other 2 people got tickets and were released at the scene. 

Cops say Faried got the harsher charge because he was in possession of more than 2 ounces. 

If convicted, Faried faces up to a year in jail ... for WEED. 

The Nets released a statement to TMZ Sports, saying, “We are aware of the situation involving Kenneth Faried and are in the process of gathering more information at this time.”

Faried spent 7 seasons with the Denver Nuggets before being traded to the Brooklyn Nets in July. He earned the nickname "The Manimal" from his physical style of play. 

Mac Miller Charged with DUI ... After Car Crash

8/21/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Mac Miller has officially been slapped with a DUI charge after his scary accident earlier this year ... TMZ has learned.

The L.A. City Attorney's Office filed charges against Mac stemming from his May car wreck. He's facing two counts of DUI -- one for driving under the influence and another for driving with a BAC at 0.08 or higher. He wasn't charged with hit and run, for which he was originally booked.

We broke the story ... MM was arrested in May for DUI and hit and run after cops found his 2016 G-Wagon smashed against a utility pole in the San Fernando Valley. Based on video of the scene, it's a miracle Mac wasn't seriously hurt ... 'cause it was bad.

Cops say they showed up to Mac's house after the fact and had him use a breathalyzer ... we're told he blew twice the legal limit. Officers cuffed him and hauled him off to jail, but did note he was incredibly polite.

If convicted ... he faces up to 6 months in jail and a $1,000 fine ... but that's only theoretical -- almost every first offender gets off with probation, community service and a license suspension.

It's been a rough year for the dude ... his DUI arrest -- and now subsequent charges -- follows a breakup with Ariana Grande ... who's now engaged to Pete Davidson

Young Thug Arrested After Album Release Party ... For Felony Gun Charge

8/17/2018 5:32 AM PDT
Breaking News

5:48 AM PT -- Law enforcement sources tell us as they were leaving, a member of Thug's crew ran into a police cruiser, prompting the vehicle search which uncovered the weapons.

Young Thug was busted by cops after they allegedly found the rapper and members of his crew in possession of multiple weapons.

Thug held a party at Dave & Buster's Hollywood Thursday for the release of his new album, "Slime Language," that also was serving as his 27th birthday party. In a video shot outside the venue, officers can be seen escorting the rapper in handcuffs to a waiting police cruiser.

YT was booked just after 3 AM for carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle ... a felony.

He's currently being held on a $35,000 bond.

Story developing ...

Broncos' Adam Gotsis Rape Case Dismissed 'Thorough Investigation'

8/15/2018 2:22 PM PDT
Breaking News

Denver Broncos DE Adam Gotsis has just learned prosecutors will NOT push forward with rape charges stemming from allegations he sexually assaulted a woman in 2013. 

Gostis was arrested on March 7 in Fulton County, Georgia after a woman told authorities the football star vaginally raped her while they were both college students at Georgia Tech.  

The Fulton County District Attorney's Office launched a full investigation -- but ultimately decided there was not enough evidence to prove Gotsis committed the crime. 

"After a careful and thorough investigation, The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office has decided not to proceed with the case against Mr. Adam Gotsis," D.A. Paul Howard Jr. said in a statement.

"My office understands the sensitivity and significance of these investigations, but the evidence presented does not warrant any further action in this case."

Gotsis was a 2nd-round pick for the Broncos in 2016 and played in all 16 games for the Broncos last season, making 13 starts.

Boxer Antonio Tarver Arrested for Domestic Battery ... Fought Stepson

8/15/2018 8:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

11:13 AM PT -- We've obtained the 911 calls from the incident ... and Tarver can be heard asking to have Aziya escorted off his property before the alleged scuffle breaks out.

A neighbor also called 911, saying Aziya showed up on her doorstep with a bloody face ... claiming Tarver punched him in the mouth.

Ex-boxing superstar Antonio Tarver was arrested Monday for domestic battery -- after allegedly punching his 18-year-old stepson in the face multiple times, TMZ Sports has learned.

According to the police report, cops responded to a home in Florida on Monday around 4:45 PM -- after 18-year-old Aziya Taylor called 911.

When cops arrived, they say Taylor was bleeding from his mouth -- and said he had been attacked by Tarver, who he identified as his "stepfather."

Aziya told police the altercation with Tarver began earlier that day when they went to breakfast at Waffle House, but Aziya didn't have enough cash to cover the meal. 

When they got back to the house, Aziya said Tarver "bum-rushed" him and struck him in the face. 

Aziya says Tarver punched him again and then threw him into the garage and locked the door. Aziya says he escaped and called police. 

Cops also spoke with Tarver -- who acknowledged an altercation with Aziya but denied punching him -- instead he says the guy busted his lip when he "tripped and fell" during the tussle. 

Ultimately, cops didn't buy Antonio's story -- and arrested him for domestic battery. 

The 49-year-old was booked Monday around 7 PM and spent the night in jail. He was released around 7 PM the next day. 

According to his booking sheet, Tarver is 6'2" and 225 lbs. Bond was set at $1,000.

Tarver has had a history with the law -- he was arrested back in 2014 stemming from an unpaid gambling debt at the Wynn Las Vegas hotel and casino.

Tarver was a stud boxer back in the day -- winning multiple belts and chalking up impressive victories over stars like Roy Jones Jr.

He also starred as Mason "The Line" Dixon in the 2006 "Rocky Balboa" flick.

LAPD Hog-Ties Suspect After Wild Hollywood Walk of Fame Chase

8/15/2018 8:03 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and Bela Lugosi were all involved in a wild Hollywood arrest Tuesday night (sorta) ... when cops chased down and captured a suspect right on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

TMZ was right by the famous Combo's NY Pizzeria on Hollywood Blvd. when a hit-and-run suspect allegedly smashed into a parked car and then tried to run ... right into the restaurant. 

Cops raced to the scene and subdued the guy -- using a hog-tie-style restraint to haul the man out of the eatery and into a waiting police car. 

The area was packed with onlookers checking out the famous stars -- including Liz, Richard and Bela! 

See, Trump's star isn't the only one getting action these days! 

Casanova Surrenders to Cops ... Over Alleged Attack on Woman

8/15/2018 7:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

3:40 PM PT -- Casanova's management team posted his bail, which was set at $10k, and he's been released ... according to bail bondsman Ira Judelson.

The rapper's attorney, Scott E. Leemon, claims the alleged victim has no credibility and lied to the local media to try to make money. Leemon points out Casanova has not been charged with assault, and says any labeling of his client as a person who beats women "is slanderous and will not be tolerated."

9:16 AM PT -- Law enforcement sources tell us Casanova has been charged with felony second-degree robbery.

Casanova just turned himself in to police after catching wind that he was a wanted man -- this after he allegedly attacked a woman in brutal fashion for using her phone.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ that the "Set Trippin" rapper surrendered to the NYPD in Manhattan Wednesday morning and criminal charges against him are pending.

We broke the story ... a warrant was issued over the weekend for Casanova's arrest in connection to an alleged assault he was involved in from last week. A woman says he and an accomplice beat the crap out of her after they thought she was filming them in a restaurant.

She told PIX11 she was doing nothing more than recording her meal for Instagram Live -- and that her alleged assailants left her with a broken jaw, stitches and a loose tooth.

Casanova's attorney Scott E. Leemon told us his client adamantly denied the allegation.

Coolio Off Probation in Airport Gun Case

8/14/2018 11:23 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Coolio's airport gun bust is officially behind him -- a judge just released him from the rest of his probation sentence.

We got the "Gangsta's Paradise" rapper leaving court in L.A. County following a hearing in which the last year of his 3-year probation was waived in his gun case. It's unclear why the court cut him a break ... we've got a call in to the D.A.'s office.

We broke the story ... Coolio was arrested in 2016 at LAX after a loaded gun was found in one of his bags. He was charged with possession of a concealed weapon, and eventually pled guilty ... which resulted in a sentence of 3 years probation and community service.

There's a lesson in all this, and Coolio hilariously told us how he'd avoid a future "misunderstanding."

With his own troubles behind him, he offered Omarosa some advice regarding her White House recordings. It involves history and not biting the hand that feeds ya. 

NFL's Sean Smith Released from Jail In Street Fighting Case

8/14/2018 6:11 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ex-Oakland Raiders star cornerback Sean Smith is a free man -- he was released from jail Tuesday morning ... roughly 5 months into his 12-month sentence. 

Smith has been locked up since March 13 -- when he pled guilty to felony assault in the brutal attack of his sister's boyfriend during a July 4, 2017 incident in Pasadena, CA. 

The victim suffered major injuries including 5 facial fractures -- and required major reconstructive surgery including having a metal plate inserted into his face. 

Smith was initially scheduled to be released on Sept. 5 due to good behavior and overcrowding -- but he caught an even bigger break ... getting out almost a month before that. 

So, what's next for Smith? He's only 31 years old and was in the middle of a $40-million contract at the time of his arrest. 

In theory, a team could snatch him up -- if they're willing to take a chance on a guy convicted of a very violent crime. 

'The 100' Star Marie Avgeropoulos Arrested for Felony DV ... Allegedly Attacked BF

8/14/2018 12:20 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

An actress who plays a post-apocalyptic juvenile delinquent on TV allegedly went nuclear on her BF in real life and got busted by cops.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Marie Avgeropoulos -- who stars as Octavia Blake on CW's hit sci-fi show, "The 100" -- was arrested in L.A. last week and booked for felony domestic violence.

We're told a man called police very early on August 5 from inside a car ... claiming his girlfriend had hit him during a verbal argument. Sources say when police arrived, the man had marks on his body ... so Marie was taken to jail.

Her mugshot's just as edgy as her character on '100' -- albeit with a lot less blood and war paint on her face. She does appear to have been crying though. 

A source close to Marie claims the actress was on new meds and mixed it with wine during dinner that evening ... which resulted in a bad reaction. We're told her boyfriend called police thinking they'd diffuse the situation rather than arrest her -- as they're both Canadian and unfamiliar with what'll get a person hauled off to jail in the U.S.

Our source says he begged cops not to take her away ... and even bailed her out after. Marie was released on $50,000 bond.

We're told the boyfriend does not want to press charges.

Dak Prescott QB's Dad Arrested for Weed

8/13/2018 4:09 PM PDT
Breaking News

Dak Prescott's father was arrested for possession of marijuana over the weekend in Texas ... where he was forced to pose for a mug shot. 

For weed.

57-year-old Nathaniel Prescott was driving on Highway 87 in Orange County, TX -- about an hour and a half outside of Houston -- when he was stopped for a traffic violation. 

During the stop, troopers discovered weed (less than 2 grams!) in the driver's side door of his Cadillac Escalade and arrested Prescott for misdemeanor possession ... a Class B offense. 

Prescott was hauled to a nearby station where he was booked and posed for a mug shot. He was eventually released on $500 bond, according to KFDM's Peter Eliopoulos, who broke the story. 

FYI, recreational weed is legal in 9 states. Medical is legal in 30 states. 

C'mon Texas. 

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