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Young Thug Arrested After Threatening To Kill Mall Cop

Wed, July 15, 2015 3:20pm EDT by 5 Comments
Young Thug Arrested
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Threats to kill someone are never taken lightly, especially if it’s directed towards a member of law enforcement. Rapper Young Thug found that out the hard way after being taken to jail on July 15 for doing just that.

Such a scary threat! Rapper Young Thug, 22, was taken to jail by the U.S. Marshals on the morning of July 15 after he allegedly threatened to kill a mall cop in Atlanta, Georgia. The reported death threat was made after the rapper was thrown out of the shopping center a week prior to his arrest.

The rapper was placed under arrest after he allegedly threatened to shoot Chris May, the Director of Security at the Perimeter Mall in Atlanta, Georgia in the face on July 7 while being kicked out. Although the reasons as to why Young Thug, who seems to court controversy, was escorted out of the mall is unknown, but his alleged death threat was heard loud and clear. “Williams was wanted on an outstanding warrant charging him with terroristic threats stemming from an incident that occurred with the jurisdiction of the Dunwoody police,” Jim Joyner, spokesman for the U.S. Marshals, said in a news release.

In the arrest warrant, it reports that the 22-year-old made “terroristic threats” and threatened to shoot the security guard. While it could’ve been an empty threat, it wasn’t taken lightly and the incident was reported to law enforcement. Young Thug, who’s real name is Jeffery Williams, left the area before police showed up, which resulted in the warrant for his arrest, according to TMZ.

About a week after his initial run-in with the authorities, the 22-year-old was arrested and taken from his home outside of Atlanta in the early hours of the morning by U.S. Marshals. He was taken into custody without any issues and has since then been transferred to Dekalb County Jail where he will await his initial court appearance and bond hearing.

HollywoodLifers, do you think Young Thug should have been arrested for his threat?

— Michelle Phi