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Prankster who sugar-bombed Adam Levine arrested, booked and held in jail on bail


By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 05/08/2015 

The suspect who sugar-bombed The Voice coach Adam Levine outside the set of Jimmy Kimmel Live was booked for battery and is being held on bail.

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While Levine was signing autographs outside of the West Hollywood building after his Wednesday appearance on Jimmy Kimmel's talk show, a man suddenly tossed a huge bag of powdered sugar on the Maroon 5 frontman, Us Weekly reported.

As clearly shown in photos that captured the incident, half of Levine's face was covered in sugar as well as his blue, gold and silver jacket. Sugar had also fallen on his jeans and brown shoes. Fans were screaming and swearing during all the chaos, which one fan caught on camera, and Levine stormed off with a pissed look on his face.

Officer Liliana Preciado of the Los Angeles Police Department told Us on Thursday, "Officers took [the suspect] into custody... on a private person's arrest, a private citizen's arrest. He was booked for battery and he is being held on a $100,000 bail. He has not been released."

Officer Preciado also explained what happened in more detail.

"At around 8 [on Wednesday], off-duty officers working outside the Jimmy Kimmel studios observed Mr. Navid Farsi throwing powdered sugar at Mr. Levine as he was exiting and giving autographs to fans standing outside to the rear of the location. He threw the powdered sugar at Mr. Levine," Officer Preciado explained.

"It covered most of his upper body and also covered other people that were standing nearby so a total of 5 people that were covered with this powdered sugar. There were 5 victims. I don't know. Once we book him it's up to the attorneys to decide what's going to happen so we don't get involved in that."

A source told The Hollywood Reporter that the apparent prankster is the same individual who had thrown a rock last week at Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Funny? You decide.


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