Los Angeles, CA — Rapper Too Short tried to run from the police early Monday morning after a DUI stop but didn’t get very far.
As The Inquisitrpreviously reported, Too Short, whose birth name is Todd Anthony Shaw, was traveling down Hollywood Boulevard when he was stopped by police around 3 am — an hour when the numerous clubs in the neighborhood are closing — as part of a random drunken driving check.
After first calmly chatting with the officers, the 46-year-old rapper took off running evidently when they tried to administer a breathalyzer test. Cops, however, quickly chased Too Short down (see video below) and placed him under arrest. He only got about a half a block before officers subdued him. In addition to DUI, Too Short reportedly has been charged with drug possession in the incident because arresting officers claim the rapper tried to dump drugs in the back of a squad car.
Bond was set at $10,000 and he may still be in custody. Too Short has had other run-ins with the law. In 2009, he had two arrests on suspicion of DUI, and in 2010, he was arrested on misdemeanor battery charges after performing at an Idaho nightclub.
Last month, Short — who is considered a hip hop pioneer on the west coast — was believed to be connected to the triple homicide on the Las Vegas strip that claimed the life of Kansas City rapper Kenny Clutch. Too Short has categorically denied any involvement in that incident.
According to Too Short’s manager who responded to news of the Hollywood arrest on Wednesday morning, “He’s okay. It was a rough night. Too Short is a good guy who’s had a 30-year career and sold 40 million records. It’s just unfortunate this happened. We’ll get to the bottom of it.”
Watch Too Short try to flee the police: