Dr. Dre was handcuffed outside his Malibu home Monday after a motorist initiated a private person’s arrest, alleging the music mogul brandished a gun at him at the Pacific Coast Highway residence, authorities said.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies cited Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, and released him. Deputies found no evidence that Dre had pointed a gun at the man, nor did they recover a weapon, officials said. Dre told deputies the man was blocking his driveway and denied making threats, officials said.
Sheriff’s Capt. Chris Reed said that under the law, an individual can request a private person’s arrest be made when a deputy hasn’t witnessed an alleged misdemeanor crime. Dre was given the citation but not formally taken into custody.
Deputies responded to a report of a man brandishing a firearm in the 22000 block of Pacific Coast Highway about 11:15 am. The man claimed he was stopped in front of a home when the person later identified as Dre “ordered him to leave and produced a handgun.”