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Charles Manson Model Inmate Now But He Used to Be a Terror

11/5/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Charles Manson is now a model prisoner ... because wreaking havoc behind bars is apparently a young man's game.

Sources with the California Department of Corrections tell TMZ ... The soon-to-be 83-year-old murderer hasn't violated prison rules since February 29, 2016 when guards found him in possession of a cell phone. A big no-no. 

Prison officials believe Manson's on a 20-month goody two-shoes streak simply because of old age and health complications. 

But Manson has not always been a model prisoner ... far from it. TMZ's obtained Manson's rap sheet in prison ... and he's tested patience for decades. There are over 100 infractions that go back to 1972, including ... 

October 1972 -- Refused to shave

July 1973 -- Assault on staff

January 1975 -- Spitting and threatening staff

June 1977 -- Striking an officer

July 1978  -- Assault on correctional officer

April 1983 -- Possession of marijuana

July 1985 -- Possession of a hacksaw blade

February 1993 -- Assault and battery on non-prisoner 

July 1993 -- Possession of a stabbing instrument

April 1995 -- Trafficking narcotics

Sept. 1995 -- Threatening to kill a police officer

March 1999 -- Battery on an inmate with weapon

December 2003 -- Possession of a deadly weapon

June 2009 -- Possession of a wrist watch

June 2015 -- Refusal to provide urine sample 

MLB's Bruce Maxwell 911 Call ... He Pointed a Gun at Me

11/2/2017 6:30 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

TMZ Sports has obtained the 911 call made by the Postmates food delivery driver who says MLB player Bruce Maxwell pointed a gun at her ... and she's clearly shaken by the frightening ordeal.

The woman tells the 911 operator she was simply trying to deliver a food order to the Oakland A's catcher, but things got bizarre very quickly ... culminating with a shirtless Bruce sticking a gun in her face.

The woman says she wasn't sure if Bruce had done anything illegal because it was all on his property -- but the operator quickly assures her that pulling out a piece on a delivery person is wrong.

Cops responded to the scene and arrested Bruce for aggravated assault. According to the police report ... Maxwell cussed out officers and was uncooperative during the arrest.

Before this ordeal ... Bruce was known for being the only MLB player to take a knee during the National Anthem this season.

Now, Maxwell's also known for being banned from using Postmates again.

Vegas Shooter's Brother Threatened to Kill at Nursing Home

11/2/2017 5:08 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The brother of Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock has employees at an assisted living facility afraid for their safety because of his threatening behavior, including death threats ... according to new legal docs.

Bruce Paddock has been ordered to stay away from the Four Seasons Healthcare & Wellness Center -- the California nursing home he recently visited -- after yelling at the administrator, "don't f*** with me and tell your nurses not to f*** with me because I'm the one that hurts people."

Paddock also allegedly threatened to use a razor on a resident, screaming "hey bitch, I want my f***ing razor back ... when I get my ass over there I'm going to shove that f***er so far up your ass it'll come out of your ear."

According to the docs, the most recent incident occurred on October 30, when Bruce snuck in to the facility late at night and barricaded himself in a room. When an employee confronted him, he screamed, "Get the f*** out of my way or I'm going to kill you."

As we reported ... Paddock was busted for child porn. He was on the run for several years, but got caught after bragging about his brother's Vegas attack.

A judge has ordered Bruce to stay 100 yards away from the nursing facility and specifically 3 of its employees.

Vegas Shooter Stephen Paddock Brother Bruce Busted for Child Porn ... After Bragging about Attack

11/2/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The brother of Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock bragged about being related to him after the attack ... and that's how he got busted for child porn. 

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the day after Stephen Paddock slaughtered 58 people, his brother Bruce bragged to folks at the assisted living facility, where he was staying, that Stephen was his brother.

We're told someone on the staff checked Bruce's file at the facility and, sure enough, Stephen Paddock was listed as Bruce's emergency contact. The staffer called the LAPD, assuming cops would be interested in speaking to Bruce.

Sources say as cops and the FBI started digging for info on Bruce, an active search warrant in a child porn case popped up  ... leading to his arrest after cops pinpointed his location.

TMZ broke the story ... Bruce maniacally evaded arrest from cops for years -- from changing his appearance to setting up booby traps.

Bruce Maxwell Police Report: MLB Player Cussed Out, Berated Cops ... During Gun Arrest

11/1/2017 7:01 AM PDT
Breaking News

Oakland A's catcher Bruce Maxwell -- the only MLB player who took a knee last season -- made "anti-police statements" and cussed out officers during his gun arrest ... this according to the police report. 

26-year-old Maxwell was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and disorderly conduct in Scottsdale, AZ on Saturday after allegedly pulling a gun on a food delivery woman. 

According to the police report, obtained by TMZ Sports, the woman says she was making a routine delivery from Geno's Pizza and Cheesesteaks in Tempe when Maxwell answered the door and stuck a gun right in her face. 

"Lindsay advised me she was staring straight at the barrel of a silver handgun," the reporting officer put in the notes. 

When cops confronted Maxwell, he reeked of booze, cussed like crazy and couldn't keep his story straight. However, at one point Maxwell said he had cancelled his food order before it arrived and was not expecting it to be delivered. 

Cops say Maxwell admitted he had 2 guns in his apartment and a bunch of ammo -- but insisted he had a concealed carry permit. 

As the investigation continued, cops say Maxwell "began making anti-police statements and utilized excessive profanity." When cops decided to arrest him, he initially refused to comply. 

One cop had a rifle trained on Maxwell during the incident. Another gave Maxwell instructions while pointing a taser at him. Maxwell ultimately surrendered without any weapons being used. 

Maxwell was transported to a nearby jail, where he continued to cuss out police officers -- according to the report. 

We've reached out to Maxwell for his side of the story. So far, no word back. 

NYC Terrorism Suspect Pledged Loyalty to ISIS Left Notes in Truck

10/31/2017 6:11 PM PDT

The man who plowed his rental truck into pedestrians and cyclists in Lower Manhattan left behind handwritten letters pledging allegiance to ISIS.

Sayfullo Saipov, the 29-year-old terror suspect, reportedly left notes written in Arabic along with a picture of the ISIS flag in his Home Depot rental that he used to mow down innocent bystanders ... killing 8.

The notes indicate he pledged loyalty to the group, and were found by investigators after his attack.

Earlier Tuesday, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio described Saipov as a terrorist and a coward.

NYC Mayor de Blasio 'This Was an Act of Terror'

10/31/2017 3:47 PM PDT
Breaking News

The man who mowed down pedestrians and cyclists in Lower Manhattan was a terrorist and a coward.

That's how NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio described the suspect, who NYPD apprehended Tuesday at the scene. Hizzoner and NYPD Commissioner James P. O'Neill discussed the horrific event that unfolded on a busy bike path in lower Manhattan.

O'Neill said the suspect, now identified as 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov, had 2 weapons -- apparently a paintball gun and a pellet gun. He said an officer confronted Saipov and shot him in the abdomen ... he survived and was taken to a hospital. 

Eight people were killed -- 6 at the crime scene, and 2 more passed away at a hospital.

Las Vegas Shooting Forces Drastic Hollywood Bowl Security Measure

10/29/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The Hollywood Bowl's taken a gigantic proactive step to prevent a psychopath from unleashing a deadly assault similar to the Las Vegas shooter -- by closing and patrolling a park with unobstructed views of the venue from afar.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... the Bowl's new security plan will now extend some approximately 900 feet from the venue at the famous Mulholland Overlook Park ... popular among tourists for its picturesque views of DTLA and, of course, the Bowl.

We're told several agencies -- including LAPD and Park Rangers -- have begun dispatching officers for security on nights the Bowl has scheduled events. The park will also be closed to the public.

The Bowl's plan is a direct response to the Vegas massacre ... where Stephen Paddock was perched from his 32nd floor Mandalay Bay hotel room and killed 58 people. He hatched a similar plan from a Chicago hotel overlooking Lollapalooza, but he never followed through.  

Vegas Shooter's Brother Dodged Cops for Years ... Set Up Booby Traps and Surveillance

10/28/2017 1:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The tactics Stephen Paddock's brother used to avoid authorities are being described as "evil smart" ... and have disturbing connections to the Vegas shooting.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Bruce Paddock has been on the run for more than 2 years prior to his arrest this week for child porn. We're told he changed his appearance and moved often to keep cops off his tail ... and took drastic measures to avoid getting nabbed. 

Our sources say Bruce rigged up places he was living with booby traps that included propane tanks tied to doors ... and used cameras to create homemade surveillance systems around his properties.

As you'll recall ... Stephen had cameras set up in his Mandalay Bay hotel room to presumably alert him if someone was coming while he attacked the Vegas crowd from his window.

Cops are currently looking into any possible connections Bruce may have had with Stephen other than sharing savvy criminal minds ... like if Stephen supported Bruce financially.

'Rowdy' Roddy Piper Fan Almost Stabbed Me to Death ... 'Inch from My Heart'

10/28/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

WWE Hall of Famer Rowdy Roddy Piper was literally within an inch of death after being stabbed by a fan back in the early '80s ... and we finally have a detailed account from "Hot Rod" himself.

Piper, who passed away in 2015, vividly recalled the attack in "Roddy Piper: In His Own Words" -- a new documentary from Nine Legends Film -- who spoke with the legend in 2006. 

Roddy says he was shanked 3 different times during his career ... the worst one was at a show in Raleigh, North Carolina, when a guy with a buck knife came after him on the sidelines. 

"First rule of a knife fight -- don’t take your eyes off the knife. Broke that rule. I stopped, boom -- he got me an inch from the heart."

Piper says he chased the perp after he booked it into the stands ... but was stopped by cops, who also subdued the fan.

"Closest I’ve ever seen to somebody get shot, I think. ... They had him down, and the policeman that had the pistol that I ran into turned, and he had it towards the back of his head."

There's more -- but it's better you hear it straight from Roddy.

FYI, a percentage of all sales from the doc are being donated to Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Portland -- Piper's adopted hometown.

Odell Beckham's Dad Had Loaded Gun, Weed & Scale ... During Arrest

10/27/2017 1:44 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Bizarre twist in the Odell Beckham Sr. arrest -- cops say the NFL star's father was packin' heat and had weed and a scale in his truck when he was arrested.

The makings of a drug deal? Not exactly. He was NOT charged with intent to distribute ... but it doesn't look good.

According to the arrest report obtained by TMZ Sports ... cops pulled Odell's father over after smelling a cloud of marijuana when his truck drove past an officer at a stop sign.

When the officer approached, Odell had a burned out joint in the car and weed in a jar. Cops say they also found a loaded Ruger 9mm pistol with 16 bullets in the clip and 1 in the chamber.

Odell insisted the weed (1.524 ounces) was only for personal use -- he told the cops he thought it was legal to have it in his possession. No explanation for the gun.

He was eventually charged with possession of less than 2 ounces of weed and unlawful carrying of a weapon.

Mandalay Bay COO Asks Guests to Comfort Staff

10/26/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The tragic Vegas shooting has traumatized everyone, including the folks who work at Mandalay Bay, and the guy who runs it is asking guests to give some emotional support to his staff.

President and COO Chuck Bowling penned a letter that every guest will find on their pillow, which reads in part, "If you see an employee at one of our resorts, ask how they are doing, offer words of encouragement."

The note also says there will be a new wrap on the building -- the same side where the Vegas shooter unleashed his fury -- with the words, #VegasStrong.  

Bowling says in his letter, "Las Vegas has always been a place for you to come for business, for a getaway, for a break, a reunion, a party, a laugh, a good time. While that is harder for us all right now, please know our incredible team of employees is here for anything you need."

#VegasStrong.

NFL's Nigel Bradham Dodges Bullet In Loaded Gun Case

10/23/2017 11:18 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Nigel Bradham just a caught a huge break -- prosecutors have officially let him off the hook for bringing a loaded gun into an airport.

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Bradham was arrested at Miami International Airport back in 2016 after he put a loaded gun through the X-ray machine. 

Bradham had claimed he simply forgot the gun was in a zippered part of his backpack that he rarely used. 

Initially, Bradham was charged with a 2nd degree misdemeanor -- but we've learned that charge was dropped. 

We spoke with Bradham's attorney, Adam Swickle, who tells us, "The state had no case against him and they found that it wasn’t something he should be criminally sanctioned for."

Swickle pointed out Bradham had a valid concealed weapons permit and didn't intend to break the law. Simple accident. 

He adds, "Nigel is a fantastic football player and a very high character guy."

One less thing for Bradham and the Eagles to worry about as they gear up to play the Redskins on Monday night. 

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