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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 11:15 AM

'Straight Outta Compton' Star Arrested For Battery [VIDEO]

By: Monya Fleming

'Straight Outta Compton' Star Arrested For Battery [VIDEO]
Richard Marcus Taylor, who played the role of Suge Knight in the hit 2015 movie "Straight Outta Compton", was arrested Monday for misdemeanor battery after allegedly assaulting a security guard in Florida.

Taylor had been on vacation in Florida when he got into it with a security guard at the Sunny Isles Beach hotel. 

The trouble reportedly began when the 40-year-old actor was asked to remove his foot off of a table in the hotel's lobby.

Taylor refused and told the guard to “leave him alone,” according to the police report.


The security guard wasn't playing and asked the front desk to contact the police. Before police arrived, Taylor stayed in his chair for about five minutes before getting up and walking over to the guard to push him in the chest. That led to a fight.

An officer responding to the call witnessed Taylor "pick the victim up and slam him to the ground." The two men had to be physically separated when cops arrived on the scene.

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Taylor was identified as the aggressor in the altercation and was arrested and hit with a battery charge. The actor appeared in court on Monday where he identified himself to the judge as an actor. He was given a bond of $750.
A staff member at the hotel stated that the security guard was roughed up but “will live.”

Taylor considers himself an actor and a stuntman. He starred in the 2015 movie "Straight Outta Compton", playing the role of Suge Knight. Taylor also worked as a stuntman in the Netflix show “Luke Cage", "Hostages", and the 2014 "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movie.  

He can also be seen in the upcoming crime thriller film, "Baby Driver", which also stars Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, and Jon Hamm. 

The 265 pound fitness buff reportedly has over 30 years of experience in martial arts and has competed in tournaments before. He's definitely not someone you would want to get into a scuffle with!


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