Police in New Orleans, Louisiana have issued a warrant for comedian Mike Epps‘ arrest after he skipped a court date relating to a weekend (18-19Feb17) bust up.
The Friday star reportedly became involved in an altercation with a man who recognised the actor at Harrah’s Casino in the early hours of Saturday (18Feb17).
The alleged victim, who was visiting the city for the NBA All-Star Weekend, claims Epps and his friend, Thomas Cobb, suddenly attacked him for no reason, prompting venue security guards to intervene and call the cops.
Epps and Cobb were arrested for battery and freed on $1,000 (£800) bail.
Both men were due to appear in court for arraignment hearings on Tuesday morning (21Feb17), but they were no shows, and have since become wanted men.
Representatives for Epps have yet to comment on the reports.
The 46-year-old is currently in the middle of a comedy tour, and while he has been promoting his shows on social media, he has made no mention of his arrest online. His next stand up show is scheduled for Savannah, Georgia on Friday (24Feb17).
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