TI Arrested In His Own Neighborhood, Scared Security Guard Calls Cops

16 May, 2018, 23:05 | Author: Cecil Buchanan
  • An attorney for multiplatinum-selling rapper T.I. argues that his arrest Wednesday outside his gated community near Atlanta was the result of an unreasonable security guard.
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T.I., born Clifford Harris Jr., was arrested around 5 a.m. Wednesday morning on charges of assault, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.

WSB-TV also reported that at some point, T.I. called an unnamed friend for help, but his friend was also apprehended when the cops arrived, as he had an outstanding warrant for his own arrest.

He's already been released. without bail.

According to police, the rapper didn't have his key and the guard wouldn't let him in. Amidst the incident, T.I. called a friend, who later arrived and joined the rapper in his argument with the guard at the gate, police added. T.I. was, in fact, allowed into his gated community after an initial argument with the guard, but then returned on foot shortly afterward to confront the guy again.

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T.I. claims the whole thing started because he was returning home from the studio and noticed the security guard allegedly asleep in the guard shack.

On Instagram live, T.I. didn't explain what happened but called it "nonsense". In 2009, he was sentenced to one year and one day in prison and ordered to pay $100,300 for federal weapons charges after his sentence was reduced via plea bargain from 10 years and a $250,000 fine.

Despite the headline-generating bust, Tip didn't spend much time in police custody or have to stand before a judge. "Tip [aka "T.I.'] was wrongfully arrested early this morning when he attempted to gain entrance into his gated community - where his wife 'Tiny" and his family reside", the statement began. "The guard refused entry". Attorney Sadow says the officers had no interest in "hearing Tip's side of the story and wrongfully chose to end the situation by arresting Tip".

T.I. also described local law enforcement as "white cops in a very white area", though he noted that the guard was black.

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