The actor who played rap mogul Suge Knight in the 2015 movie “Straight Outta Compton” was arrested early Monday for allegedly assaulting a security guard at a Sunny Isles Beach hotel, Florida police said.
According to a police report, a uniformed security guard at the Marenas Beach Resort on Collins Ave. approached 40-year-old Richard Taylor and asked him to take his feet off of a table in the hotel’s lobby.
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When Taylor refused, the guard asked front desk staffers to call the police. A few minutes later Taylor allegedly approached the guard, shoved him several times and a fight ensued.
Responding officers arrived at the hotel just before 11:30 p.m. Sunday night and, according to the report, witnessed Taylor “pick the victim up and slam him to the ground.”
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Taylor was arrested and charged with battery. He appeared in court Monday was given a reduced bond of $750.
Taylor played the role of Death Row Records co-founder Marion “Suge” Knight in the story of the 1980s hip-hop group N.W.A., which included such members as Dr. Dre, Ice Cube and Easy-E. Knight is currently in jail awaiting trail on a murder charge.
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Taylor lists himself as an actor, stuntman, fitness trainer and martial arts instructor, according to his IMDB page.
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