R&B Singer Chris Brown Accused Of Snatching Fan’s iPhone

MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) – There’s more legal trouble facing R&B singer Chris Brown who is facing a robbery accusation on Miami Beach.

According to the Miami Beach police incident report, Chris Brown and rapper Tyga were leaving the Cameo nightclub on Miami Beach on Feb. 19th when a fan followed him outside to his car.

When Brown got into his Black Bentley, Christal Shanae Spann pulled out her iPhone and took a picture of him sitting in the car. Spann told police Brown got angry, reached through his car window and snatched the phone from her hands.

The singer then told her, “Bitch, you ain’t going to put that on no website,” according to the report. Brown then rolled up his window and drove away with her iPhone.

Brown is accused of one count of Robbery by Sudden Snatching.

Late Thursday, Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle released this statement:

“My prosecutors are currently speaking with witnesses and reviewing all of the materials supplied by Miami Beach Police. Only after these reviews have been completed would any type of action be considered or taken. This is the basic process that every criminal case in Miami-Dade County undergoes.”

He’s no stranger to the law. Brown pleaded guilty in 2009 for felony assault for hitting then-girlfriend Rihanna.

One day after the Miami Beach incident, Rihanna celebrated her birthday and released a controversial remix of the song “Birthday Cake” featuring Chris Brown.

Her decision to collaborate with Brown left many fans and friends in shock , awe and confusion.

According to TMZ, the singers are also getting close to reconciling on a personal level, although pals are doing everything they can to prevent it.

  • stechatte

    Something about dudes named Brown and chicks’ desire to snort coke with them and destroy their careers. Well, Rihanna never had any talent to lose, so at least the cocaine keeps her skinny. Her butt COULD be a lot bigger, folks.

    • Black

      What’s with dudes name Charlie Sheen with his 20 yr history of beating women (denise richards, kelly preston, brook muller, strippers & prostitutes). Funny that he never receives the flack that this kid has for 1 fight 3 yrs ago, a Grammy win, & making 2 songs with his ex. Damn, when he won those Emmy’s where was the backlash against him? How about the backlash against Sean Penn beating Madonna and Robin Wright-Penn? Dude won an Osacr and is now the Ambasador to Hati. I wonder why the “good folks” didn’t constantly attempt to humilate him. Someone makes an allegation and it’s now just a fact case close? Wow America the beautiful. 3 yrs is a long time to keep dredging up! Do all if you’re gonna repeatedly do one!

      • Flex

        I know why Their White LMAO! They are holier than thou even though the Native Americans were spot on when they called them Pale face Devils boy has that name stick

    • Douglas

      You cannot take the hood out of the thug.

      • http://foundmyhead.wordpress.com Steve H

        nobody even knew who she was until Brown beat her up, she probably told him thanks

    • Chris Clemons

      stechatte – This is why America is doomed. You spit BS like this when in reality, Whitney introduced coke to Brown… You’re a fool.

      • Marco Polo

        who cares who introduced it to who? fact is she WAS a crackhead and did not deserve a police escort or the honor of having the flag blown at half mast….she didn’t contribute anything to her country except a bunch of tabloid news stories and a couple of good songs…hardly warrants a police escort or flags at half mast….

      • Black

        @curlyhammed and America would be better off if the ships sailed both ways to the hills and cave of Europe too.

      • Black

        @marco polo Whitney Houston contributed generously to more American orgs then you can count. since we are on worthless individuals celebrated for nothing, what are your thoughs on COKE HEAD & pedophile (how old was Pricillia?) Elvis Presley? I’m out done each year they lower the flag half-mast for that filthy drug addict birth & death dates!

      • Curlyhammed

        America would be better off is ships sailed both ways to Africa.

  • nomo

    Chris Brown, class act through and through.

    • Aleha

      He is a tu rd.

    • Cyn507

      Thats ok, i bet this talentless thug wannabe is flat broke by30. He just doesnt have the smarts or talent to stay in the game.

    • Brian, Detroit, MI

      When will people become SMART enough to refuse to buy his BS? Or letting their kids buy his BS?

  • Chris Brown

    Chris Brown = P.O.S.

    • Me Gusta

      Chris Brown: the King of Chimping Out

  • Brodik

    Seems he only acts that way towards women. If that little irrelevant piece of trash grabbed my phone out of my hands I would be the one going to jail and he would be going to the hospital.

    • Black

      Wow you media tools are a trip. Where is the evidence that this is TRUE? He’s just evil because some random person makes an allegation against him? Well how about if I make one against you?

      • curylyhammed

        Those KneeGrows sure are primitive.

    • hughjassol

      he is such a tough guy, without his entourage he is nothing but a fast talking midget with ink all over his body. F you C. Brown-woman beater.

    • JamesD

      Hopefully you are smart enough to see the silliness of even trying to get a picture of this loser so this would never happen to you.

    • poopoo

      Internet Tough Guy detected

      • Sam Hill

        That’s right. Got a problem with that?

      • Sam Hill

        Previous comment directed to “poopoo”. What an appropriate name. LOL.

      • iluvla

        I would’ve done the same thing so I gues that makes me an internet tough girl! He’s a punk who wouldn’t dare fight a man, hence the bodyguards!

  • sara

    Doesn’t this go against his probation? I hope the judge sends that women beater to jail! I’m still shocked rihanna collaborated with him. I can’t believe the message she is sending to her fans!!

    • rausky79

      Sara what can you expect from GHETTO TRASH! NOTHING GOOD!!

      • bernie

        You can take the N36R0 out of da 6hett0 but . . . .

      • DawnJ

        Yeah, cause there are no classy, well-to-do women sticking by their abusive husbands. Right? What an idiotic comment.

  • Steve

    The phone was racist.

  • Felix El Gato

    Chris feels he can beat up the average female. He wouldn’t dare try that with a man who might hit back. Punk.

    • Dan

      I agree 100% with this cat… when I was a boy, I’d be beaten for simply getting mouthy AROUND a female; it only took one lesson. Over the years, I’ve paid that forward to other guys who can’t keep their hands (or their tongue) civil around women. I don’t even want to know what my old man would do if I became involved with the robbery and beating of women as a grown-*** man, instead of mouthing off as an 8-year-old. He’d probably come by my house tonight and shoot me, as he’s too old to beat me up anymore.

      Is Chris’s dad dead? Or did he never have one?

      • David from San Diego

        I LOVE “true justice” reply. I agree TOTALLY. About 17 years after Roe v. Wade, which was about 1990, the crime rate dropped precipitously.
        I also agree with “Dan”. Chris Brown never had a father, so he needs to find some male companionship in prison.
        I’m also glad that everyone seems to agree that if a felon on probation physically assaults a woman, he needs to go to jail until he’s just too OLD to ever try it again. Chris Brown probably has a diçk the size of pencil.

      • true justice

        As is common in this culture his mommy banged everything in the hood with 2 or more legs and has no idea who daddy was. Support Planned Parenthood, the most effective crime prevention method, they eliminate 60% of the convicts in training before they commit their first crime.

    • c

      Who says a woman wouldn’t hit back?

  • Justin

    He better hope CM Punk doesn’t catch him.

    • clease

      wait till wrestlemania. Vince will make it happen. I hope.

  • No

    “The singer than told her”….really???? REALLY?

  • Mike G

    Let me guess, he is a victim of white racism and it is all George Bush’s and/or the Tea Party’s fault. Wait for it.

    • CaSami

      I would not be suprised to hear that. P C run amok after all.

      • AGAIN

        This is for those PC people…Typical black male acting like a spoiled 5 year old tempertantrum brat! Why? Because his “Momma” didn’t raise him right! Black people should be raised by middle class white people.

    • Mike G's internal monologue

      keep waiting. idiot.

      • Steve

        You should use proper capitalization when calling someone else an “idiot.”

  • The Smoking Man

    A criminal act by a known criminal.

  • Catherine Crabill

    Brown wasn’t raised in no ghetto. He was raised in Tappahannock, Va., a beautiful, historic, waterfront community on the Rappahannock River with good ol’ southern values that DON’T INCLUDE BEATING WOMEN AND STEALING FROM OTHERS WHILE SHOUTING PROFANITIES. Consequently, he has no excuse for being an obnoxious punk thug.

    • Binny

      So what you’re saying is he’s a “wanna-be” . I still don’t get why anyone would want to act like someone with no future.

    • bobonnit

      Wasn’t raised in “no ghetto” (sic.) ? He sure speaks and acts like he was.

  • Neal

    wrong half died

    • JG

      I believe you’re thinking of Bobby Brown, not Chris Brown.



    • teree

      thats reel!

  • monica

    This is CLEARLY a fabrication. If this happened LAST weekend, why is it being reported NOW? Every time Chris Brown has something good going for him, the media launches attacks. It’s obvious that perhaps someone is upset at his renewed fame…

    • David from San Diego

      So, monica, how long have you worked for Chris Brown’s publicist?

    • iluvla

      There were witness you idiot! How about the man hates woman and needs to be locked up!

    • Victoria

      The woman filed the complaint with police at 4:43 am SUNDAY, the same day it happened. That was just four days ago and they have been investigating. Often crimes are not reported to the media at all.

      • ADMIN

        We had a report on this within hours, but because of the holiday were unable to get the necessary police documentation.

    • Victoria

      It only happened four days ago. Did it ever occur to you that the police and the DA’s office would take their time to do a thorough investigation and not rush to judgement? Don’t you think they’ve investigated as to whether the girl was telling the truth? Four days is not all that long… They waited months and months to charge Scott Petersen with the death of his wife. Do us a favor and read up on the criminal investigative process.

    • joe

      you are clearly intellectually challenged…

  • Steve

    Once a douchbag always a douchbag….

  • jollercoaster

    Goon. Belongs in prison with his “brothers”.


    What an idiot. I can’t believe he is still relevant in the world. I LOVE YOU MIRANDA LAMBERT.

  • Jon Anthony

    This guy’s even a blight on Mocha History month!

    (Wait…when IS THAT??)

  • patforet

    poor chris brown, still thinks he’s above the law. thash boy.

  • Alan Richards

    He needs a good b!tch slapping, and I am just the guy to do it.

  • ElephantFeelings

    Proof that the bad boy always gets the girl. I am in no way praising his actions, but by being dominant and bold , he has managed to get Rihanna back into his life. Think about that for a second.

    • ImpishLisa

      Yeah but she isn’t subby and you can’ t get away with that stuff in a non consensual manner. What you do in the privacy of the bedroom is one thing.When you show your a%% in public, it becomes a crime.
      Remember folks, REAL BDSM is Safe Sane Consensual.
      Apparently the silly girl thinks because she watches some video, reads some pron websites and calls herself knowing about S&M she is ‘hip’. That boy (yes, boy) is not a dominant male. He is a bully. A thug with a mental issue. If the punk thinks he is a Dom he has his head twisted sideways.

    • Robo

      Thought about it.
      Laughed about it.
      Forgot about it.

      • iluvla

        You forgot Replied about it!

  • booooo

    breaking news! chris brown does the watusi and chicken dance at the funeral of a toddler.

  • jacque

    She should’t have been trying to get his photo to post, he’s no different from most men, jut rich and fine, he’s a kid leve him alone!

    • booooo

      while he may act like a child, once you slam a girls face into a car window and get charged with felony assault, you are no longer a kid. why do people defend this guy? i hope he moonwalks his way off the face of the planet.

  • jacque

    George Kingfish Stevens is a bigot and probaby a sissy, he ain’t scared of you!

    • booooo

      i can only hope your face has looked like rihanna’s after chris brown’s post grammy joy ride at some point.

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