Kanye West probably won't be charged with felony attempted robbery

Silly us, thinking that grabbing someone, punching them and putting them in a headlock was a crime.

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Silly us, thinking that grabbing someone, punching them and putting them in a headlock was a crime.

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Forget all that ruckus about Kanye West facing felony charges after grabbing a photographer's camera and putting him in a headlock at LAX last Friday. It looks like he's going to walk because detectives can't make the charges stick, what with it being caught on video and all.

Investigators reviewed a recording of the incident and decided they couldn't prove the incident was felony attempted robbery because it didn't appear he was trying to keep the camera, sources told the L.A. Times. The alternative charge of misdemeanor battery, meanwhile, will probably go away when West pays off the shooter.

The Times said West's lawyer has been arguing Kanye only wanted the photographer to stop taking his picture. That'll cost him a pretty penny in a civil compromise, but once again, he'll get away with wrestling with a photog ar LAX and get away with it, just like in 2008.

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 30, 2013 2:36pm]

    

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