Chris Brown Will Not Face Charges for Snatching Fan’s Phone

If Chris Brown had the opportunity to meet every one of his many fans in person, sometimes you wonder if he’d have any fans left. In the latest stop on Brown’s weekly immaturity tour, prosecutors in Miami decided not to file charges against him after he snatched a fan’s cellphone when she tried to snap a picture of him outside of a Miami nightclub where he had just performed.

Miami-Dade County State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle released a memo saying Brown will not face charges because there’s no evidence he intended to steal the phone since he tossed it from his limo before it took off. He also didn’t delete any pictures. One of the two is necessary for him to be charged with robbery or theft.

This all comes as Brown is quoted in an upcoming issue of XXL saying that he is learning to be more mature and less impulsive, particularly on social media—which is ironic since he was all over the media just last week for an embarrassingly profane and immature beef on Twitter with writer Jenny Johnson that resulted in him deleting his Twitter account altogether.

“I haven’t been as mature and thought out in the past, so, me growing now, it’s showing my progression,” Brown said in XXL. “I used to use my Twitter account to vent, but now I mostly use it for marketing and promotions. Even if the media asks me something, if it’s cool then it’s, ‘What’s up?’ But if it’s anything that’s too negative, I don’t care to respond.”

Brown said he’s learning to hold his tongue when insulted.

“In the beginning, I used to be hot. I’m normal,” he said. “I’m human, so if anybody says something that’s a lie, I’m numb to it. I’ve smartened up.”

The interview was done before he wrote the following to Johnson: “Take them teeth out when u Sucking my d–k HOE” and “mom says hello… She told me not to shart in ur mouth, wanted me to sh*t right on the retina.”

For her part, Johnson posted a blog on GQ, explaining her side of the now infamous beef with Brown.

“I’ve had people assume I dislike Chris Brown because I’m taking up for Rihanna, I’m not,” she wrote. “I’m on the side of good, of equality and respect for my fellow woman. I was raised to not respect a person who doesn’t respect others. And one human being physically harming another human being is one of the most disrespectful acts there is.”
The Miami state attorney said she would forward their report to probation officials in Los Angeles, where Brown is on probation for his 2009 assault of Rihanna. According to prosecutors, when Brown tossed the phone—belonging to a fan named Christal Spann—out of the limo window, it was picked up by Devon Blanche, head of security for rapper Tyga, who had performed with Brown at the Cameo club that night. According to the memo, Blanche tried to find out if someone had lost the phone, ultimately took it with him to Atlanta during the rapper’s tour and said he intended to find its owner.

According to the prosecutor’s memo, after Brown and Tyga — whose real name is Michael Stevenson — finished at the club, they got into separate limos to go back to their hotels. When about 30 female fans gathered outside Brown’s vehicle, Spann reached inside to take a photo of Brown, who was accompanied by at least two women in the limo.

Tyga told the prosecutors that he saw Brown throw a white cellphone out of the limo.  Spann said that as Brown grabbed her phone, he used a derogatory term for women and said “this will not run the website.” Thinking he had taken her phone, Spann began beating on the limo’s windows, according to the memo. Eventually someone in a front seat told her the phone had been tossed out, but she could not find it.

“She used to be a fan of Brown’s, but no longer,” the memo said.

The security guy told investigators he thought Brown was upset because “if photographs of himself with two females got out, it might cause him problems with Rihanna.”

“We are grateful for the decision and the thorough investigation,” Brown’s attorney Mark Geragos said in an email.

Though Brown again denies being in a romantic relationship with Rihanna in the XXL, the two recently collaborated on a new duet, “Nobody’s Business,” and have been spotted out together in recent weeks.

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