Dr. Dre Briefly Handcuffed Outside His Home After Man Accuses Him of Pointing Gun

INDIO, CA - APRIL 23: Recording artist Dr. Dre  performs onstage during day 2 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival Weekend 2 at the Empire Polo Club on April 23, 2016 in Indio, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella)

Music producer Dr. Dre was handcuffed and briefly detained outside his Malibu home by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies on Monday, after a motorist accused Dre of pointing a handgun at him.

The music mogul and rapper, whose real name is Andre Young, was cited and released after deputies found no evidence of a firearm or that Dre had pointed a gun at the man, the Los Angeles Times reported.

According to the Times, Dre denied threatening the man, telling deputies that he had asked the man—who was blocking Dre’s driveway—to leave. The man returned soon afterward, so Dre began filming him.

Deputies told the Times that they were responding to a call about a man with a firearm. “Due to the nature of the call, the person was searched, handcuffed, and briefly detained in a patrol car while deputies investigated the incident,” Sheriff’s Capt. Chris Reed told the Times. According to authorities, Dre consented to be searched, was cooperative and denied having a gun.

 

 

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