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Bizzy Bone Beaten and Robbed by Bow Wow at Universal Hilton

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This is just so "out there" on so many levels. A city subcontracted anti-gang worker nicknamed "Bow Wow" was arrested Friday after a January 5th incident where a Bone Thugs-n-Harmony member was robbed and beaten in Universal City.

Marlo "Bow Wow" Jones, 30, was driving Saturday morning when officers identified his vehicle as being used in a robbery earlier in the week. "Bow Wow" was arrested around 8:50 a.m. and taken into custody downtown where he is being held lieu of a $1,160,396.00 bail. In a profile last year about USC coach Pete Caroll's do gooding activities, "Bow Wow" is featured as someone trying to make a change in his life: "Marlo 'Bow Wow' Jones is an ex-gangster, a guy who by his account has spent seven of his 29 years in jail, now working to turn his life around.

On January 5th, Byron McCane, or Bizzy Bone as he's known from Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, returned to his hotel room at the Universal Hilton where he "was confronted by a group of suspects, including two females," an LAPD release stated. "The male suspects beat and choked the victim" before taking jewelry that he was wearing and storming the room looking for more.

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Meanwhile, "Bow Wow" was immediately terminated from Unity One, the contractor with the City of Los Angeles gang intervention program. "Unity One was founded after the 1992 Los Angeles riots by Darren “Bo” Taylor, a former gang member who became a peacekeeper respected by street toughs as well as by law enforcement and community activists struggling to reduce inner-city violence," the LA Times found.

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