US rapper Young Thug arrested while shopping for Christmas
Rapper Young Thug was arrested while shopping at an Atlanta mall Thursday night, according to a report from E! News’Kendall Fisher.
“Young Thug is kicking off the holidays with a bit of legal trouble,” Fisher’s report begins.
It appears that the arrest occurred when police responded to a call about a stolen car being found in the parking lot of the Lennox Square mall. While they were responding to that call, officers decided to do a “walk-through” of the mall to potentially spot or deter any other criminal activity.
During the walk-though, the officers recognized Young Thug, whose real name is Jeffrey Lamar Williams, and arrested him for an outstanding warrant on a failure to appear charge.
— Nicole Carr (@NicoleCarrWSB) December 23, 2016
Young Thug reportedly had $2,500 in cash on him, Atlanta police told local news station WSB-TV. A family member gave him the money before he was arrested, perhaps to pick up some gifts for them while he was at the mall.
“There were no injuries as a result of this arrest,” WSB-TV quoted a police incident report as saying.
The rapper, known for his songs “Digits” and “Pick Up The Phone,” was booked at the City of Atlanta Department of Corrections and released on $750 bail, according to E! News.
Oddly enough, it was not the first time Young Thug has been arrested in relation to something going down at a mall.
In July of 2015, Young Thug was arrested after an exchange with a security guard at Perimeter Mall in which Young Thug allegedly threatened to shoot the security guard in the face, E! News reports. He fled the mall before police arrived, but a warrant was issued and he was arrested for making “terroristic threats” a week later.
It’s unclear if the warrant Young Thug was picked up for on Thursday is related to that incident or not.
— Complex Music (@ComplexMusic) December 23, 2016
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