Kayne West Arrested For Felony Vandalism
Posted on Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:26 AM PDT

Kanye West kwestarrest200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Rapper/hip-hop star Kayne West was arrested today at Los Angeles International Airport for felony vandalism, after pushing a photographer and breaking his camera.

West's bodyguard Don Crowley was also arrested and transferred to the LAPD Pacific Division for booking.

The police department released this statement:

    ntertainer Kanye West and Don Crowley, his road manager and body guard, were arrested at Los Angeles International Airport, today by Los Angeles World Airports Police following an altercation with two members of the paparazzi. The incident occurred at 7:51 a.m.

    West and Crowley were at Terminal 4 to depart on a flight to Honolulu. In the public area prior to passenger screening, they were met by a photographer and videographer who were taking their photos. An altercation ensued between the two cameramen, West and Crowley.

    The cameras of the paparazzi were damaged in the altercation.

    West and Crowley were taken into custody, each charged with felony vandalism. Airport Police had initially received the call as also involving a potential battery. However, following initial investigation, it was determined that no battery occurred.

    Both men have been transported to Los Angeles Police Department Pacific Division for booking.

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