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Big Hoss Arrest

The Biker Standoff

3/22/2011 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Corey "Big Hoss" Harrison nearly brawled with a bandana-sportin' biker guy on the night he was arrested in Big Bear this weekend ... and TMZ has obtained footage from inside the bar.

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Harrison and the biker guy never came to blows -- but the footage shows the men in a heated verbal exchange inside of Murray's Saloon and Eatery late Sunday night after Corey had been doing some drinking. 

The owner of the bar tells us Corey and the biker got into a verbal argument over something motorcycle-related ... but just when things started to cool down and the two men shook hands ... tensions once again flared and the guys decided to continue their argument outside.

As we first reported -- a security guard called police fearing things would get violent ... and cops arrived before things could get ugly. However, Corey was taken to jail for allegedly pushing the security guard, and then nudging a cop. 

After Corey was released, we're told he returned to the bar and apologized to the owner for his behavior -- and bar employees helped dig his truck out of the snow.

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Big Hoss

from 'Pawn Stars'

Arrested for Battery

3/21/2011 12:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Corey "Big Hoss" Harrison -- the grandson on the History Channel show "Pawn Stars" -- was arrested last night after a bar fight in Big Bear, California ... TMZ has learned.

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Cops arrested Harrison on suspicion of battery with serious bodily injury and resisting arrest -- both misdemeanors. Law enforcement sources tell us Harrison was arrested at the bar.

Harrison was released from custody at 8:00 AM this morning.

UPDATE: Law enforcement sources tell us cops were flagged down by a security guard at the bar after Harrison had gotten into a verbal dispute with another patron ... and the guard feared the dispute could have gotten violent. 

Cops tell us ... after officers arrived and spoke to both Harrison and the other guy, Corey pushed one of the security guards and slightly pushed an officer. 

Officials claim Harrison was held in custody for several hours because he was drunk -- and needed time to sober up before he could be released.

A lawyer for Harrison tells TMZ cops asked him to apologize for the verbal spat at the scene, but Corey felt he did nothing wrong and refused.

Harrison maintains he did not get physical with anyone.

Pentagon FURIOUS

How Did TMZ

Find Our Missile?

3/16/2011 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The U.S. Air Force sent special agents to Vegas yesterday to grill the guys from "Pawn Stars" ... trying to find out how they got ahold of the sophisticated missile equipment the feds read about on TMZ.com.

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Sources connected to the situation tell us ... two members from the U.S. Air Force Special Investigations Unit rolled over to Gold and Silver Pawn yesterday wanting to check out the AIM-120 AMRAAM missile guidance system and missile parts the guys purchased just last week.

We're told the agents wanted to make sure the system was no longer active -- and pulled it apart to ensure it did not contain any important information. 

The agents also inquired about the woman who sold the missile guts to the "Pawn Stars" -- a woman who claims she inherited the stuff from her father.

The seller had maintained that her dad purchased the items at an official military auction during the '80s ... and we're told she had the proper court-approved paperwork specifying she could legally sell the parts.

Here's the best part -- we're told while the agents were inside the shop, they explained how they were initially put on the case after someone from the Pentagon called up wanting to know why they were out of the loop about a missile featured on TMZ.com.

When called for comment, a rep from "Pawn Stars" confirmed agents from the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations did drop by the shop.

However, the rep insisted, "If the Air Force wants the missile back, we will gladly adhere to their request."

'Pawn Stars' Buy

MISSILE GUIDANCE SYSTEM!!!!

3/15/2011 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Talk about going ballistic ... TMZ has learned the guys from "Pawn Stars" have purchased a guidance system for a missile often used on F-4 Phantom fighter planes!!!

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Sources connected to the deal tell us Rick Harrison and his team made the deal for an AIM-120 AMRAAM missile last week ... along with the "front part" of the missile.

And before you freak out -- we're told the "front part" of the missile did NOT contain a live war head ... obviously.

Our source could not confirm how much cash Rick shelled out for the parts ... but we're guessing they don't come cheap.

So far, no word on the identity of the person who was running around Las Vegas with pieces to a missile ... but we're told the deal was "100% legal."

'Pawn Stars' Ride

Five Figures in Damage

2/12/2011 3:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Turns out that 1966 Imperial Crown Convertible made famous on "Pawn Stars" that went up in flames the other day is in worse shape than originally thought -- and it's going to cost $10,000 to fix it!

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As we first reported, the engine suddenly burst into flames while a production assistant on the show was driving it back to the shop.

A rep for the show tells us they took the car apart and now they think it'll take $10k worth of work to get it up and running again. The car belongs to Old Man Rick, who tells us, "She's gentle and these young little bastards these days don't know how to treat anything with care. That boy drivin’ it, you can’t fix dumb."

Looks the car might not be the only thing that gets fired.

Famous 'Pawn Stars' Car -- Engine Burst Into Flames

2/11/2011 9:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The sleek black 1966 Imperial Crown Convertible made famous on "Pawn Stars" was NEARLY laid to rest yesterday -- after its engine suddenly burst into flames -- but TMZ has learned ... there's still hope.

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Sources connected with the show tell TMZ, a production assistant was driving the car -- which belongs to Richard aka "The Old Man" -- and right before he made it back to the shop for yesterday's taping ... the engine suddenly burst into flames.

They haven't pinpointed the exact reason behind the miniature explosion -- but we're told, a loose fuel hose is probably to blame.

No word on the extent of the damage either -- but according to our source, it shouldn't be too hard to fix.

'Pawn Stars' -- MASSIVE Diamond for Sale

12/7/2010 12:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The guys from "Pawn Stars" don't just deal in unwanted junk -- they've also got extremely GIANT pieces of jewelry ... including a 5.5 carat diamond worth $129,000!!!

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Rick Harrison was outside of the History Channel "Pop Shop" in New York City yesterday -- where the reality star revealed some of the coolest items he's trying to move ... like an actual chair from the U.S. Senate floor!

'Pawn Stars' Make It Rain ... on a Budget

9/29/2010 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Treating Las Vegas clubgoers like a mob of hungry strippers, the guys from "Pawn Stars" grabbed an economically-conscious stack of singles this weekend -- and made it drizzle all over the place.

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Our friends at SpyOnVegas.com shot photos of Rick Harrison, Big Hoss and Chumlee throwing around their hard-earned cash at Vanity nightclub in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Saturday night.

No word on exactly how much money the crew dropped that night -- but judging by the shallow puddles of Washingtons all over the floor, we're guessing the gang was probably down around $43.

Lil' Wayne would be proud ... maybe.


Fire-Breathing Robosaurus Scares Off 'Pawn Stars'

9/4/2010 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Wanted: Kind, loving owners looking to house a car-crushing, fire-breather named Robosaurus.
Likes: Short drives, heavy metal and destroying everything in its path.
Asking price: $5 million.

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TMZ has learned ... somebody is actually trying to sell Robosaurus -- and Friday afternoon, the guys from the show "Pawn Stars" had an up close and personal meeting with the havoc-wreaker to check out the goods.

But don't get too excited -- Corey "Big Hoss" Harrison tells us the "Pawn" crew couldn't get close to the $5 million asking price ... and didn't make an offer because they didn't want the owner "to be offended."

Not pissing off the guy who controls Robosaurus is a good life choice.

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