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Lakers Matt Barnes Arrested in Downtown MB

On the eve of the Charlie Saikley 6-Man Beach Volleyball Tournament, in which rowdy and drunken behavior has became the norm, the Lakers player manages to get arrested on suspicion of threatening a police officer during an arrest for something else.

Los Angeles Lakers forward Matt Barnes was out on bail today after being arrested on suspicion of threatening a police officer Monday night.

Barnes, 32, was arrested around 8:30 p.m. in the 100 block of Manhattan Beach Boulevard, said Manhattan Beach police Lt. Steve Tobias.

An officer who was aware that Barnes had an outstanding warrant for a misdemeanor traffic offense saw him on foot and took him into custody, Tobias said.

Barnes threatened the officer in the course of being arrested for the
traffic warrant, Tobias said.

Barnes was booked at the Manhattan Beach Police Department, with bail set at $51,000 -- $26,000 for the traffic warrant and $25,000 for the alleged threat.

Barnes posted bond and was released around 11:20 p.m., Tobias said.

There was no immediate response to a request for comment from the Lakers.

The arrest was initially reported by the celebrity news website TMZ.

Updated at 6:43 a.m. to report Barnes was released after posting bond. Bail breakdown listed, too.

John Cooper August 08, 2012 at 12:23 PM
Thanks for the post. But I think the cost of bail out is very high. $26000 for traffic warrant is much higher cost and every body can't bear this cost. I know a bail bond in LA who can do this job in less amount. Its good that there was no immediate response from the lakers. http://www.sunsetbailbonds.com

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