L.A. police officers took Chris Brown into custody after a strange, hours-long standoff. This all went down late Tuesday evening when officers lined up in front of Chris Brown’s Tarzana resident to arrest the artist on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.
Once in custody, police searched Brown’s massive property, hunting for a weapon the victim, Baylee Curran, accused the performer of using to threaten her.
According to Curran, she entered Brown’s home with a friend, spent some time in the hot tub, and then walked back inside with member’s of Chris’ entourage. The crew was displaying their jewelry to one another.
Baylee claims while admiring one piece of jewelry, the owner got a little crazy. Chris apparently followed suit by demanding she “get the fuck out” and allegedly pointed a gun at her.
Curran said she ran outside with her friend when Brown pointed the gun at her face. But they forced her to wait by the home’s front gate until Brown’s associates retrieved her phone — which she had to hand over as a condition of going inside the home, she said. When an associate arrived with Curran’s phone, he said he’d only give it back to her if she signed a non-disclosure agreement, she said.
Curran said she refused, snatched her phone from the man’s hand and ran away. The man ran to a Jeep to give chase, but Curran and her friend made it to a neighbor’s property and hid under an SUV parked outside when the Jeep drove by, Curran said. Brown’s neighbor called police.
Meanwhile, Brown took to his Instagram account Tuesday morning. He shared videos in which he railed against the police and media and voiced his unfair portrayal as a villain.
In the other video, Brown denied wrongdoing, and criticized law enforcement.
“I ain’t did s–t. I ain’t going to do s–t. And it’s always going to be be f–k the police black lives matter n—a,” he said. “I don’t care y’all going to stay playing with me like I’m the villain out here, like I’m going crazy. You guys got me f–ked up though. Good luck when you get the warrant or whatever you need to do. You’re going to walk right up in here and you’re going to see nothing you idiots. I’m tired of f–king dealing with you all, y’all the worst gang in the world, the police, and I said it.”
Brown spent six years on probation after pleading guilty to attacking his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. Courts lifted his probation in March 2015.
The Grammy Award-winning singer completed about 1,000 hours of community service. A judge ordered him to attend anti-domestic-violence classes.
Brown also faced charges in connection with driving without a license and accusations of a hit-and-run. In May 2014, he admitted to violating his probation after committing an assault outside a Washington hotel.