The Weeknd Arrested In Las Vegas
It was a rough weekend for The Weeknd. The Alt-R&B crooner was tossed to the clink in Las Vegas on Saturday after delivering the fade to a police officer in the middle of a scuffle after his show. Via E!online:
The Weeknd had a violent run-in with the law on Saturday, E! News has confirmed. The 24-year-old singer, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, was arrested after he allegedly punched a police officer in the head.
Officer Laura Meltzer, a spokeswoman for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police tells E! News, “A man by the name Abel Tesfaye was arrested on Saturday night in Las Vegas at about 4:42 a.m. Special Event officers responded to call regarding a fight that broke out at the 3500 Block of South Las Vegas Blvd. When they got to the venue there was a big group of people in an altercation.”
Meltzer added, “They tried to separate up the fight. They took one man (Abel Tesfaye) into the elevator and he punched the officer at the side of his head with a closed fist. He was arrested for battery of a protected person and taken to Clark County Detention. He is not there anymore so he must of bailed out.”
In the mug shot from his arrest, The Weeknd appears calm and cooperative while sporting his signature crazy hairdo.
We pegged him as more of a lover than a fighter…. The Weeknd better stay off that XO and get a grip — cops are out here killing brothers for FAR less!
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police