Mike Epps was arrested on Saturday night for battery.
The 46-year-old comedian was accused of hitting a fan in the face while inside a Harrah’s Casino in New Orleans, according to The New Orleans Advocate. The incident occurred at 4 am when the star was with his friend Thomas Cobb. They were released on $1,000 bail each. On Tuesday Epps failed to show up for his arraignment and now there is a warrant out for his arrest, according to TMZ.
Epps is best known for his movies The Hangover, Meet the Blacks, Next Day Air, Friday After Next, and Next Friday. He had performed at a comedy festival at the UNO Lakefront Arena on Friday night. The victim told police he was walking through the casino floor when he recognized the actor and stand-up comedian. The man then yelled out Mike saying, ‘Oh, Mike Epps,’ according to The New Orleans Advocate. The victim said he was heading to cash out his chips. That is when Epps and his friend hit the man in the face.
Epps posted on Instagram about his respect and admiration for his fans.