The Los Angeles police department is claiming to have indentified Bone Thugs-n-Harmony member Bizzy Bone as the victim of a brutal beating and robbery last Monday (January 5). Authorities allege that Bizzy Bone, real name Byron McCane, was returning from a restaurant to his Universal Hilton hotel room when he was accosted by several individuals.
The gang allegedly beat and choked Bizzy during the confrontation, and subsequently acquired all the rapperâ€™s jewelry before fleeing the scene.Police have charged an anti-gang worker named Marlo â€œBow Wowâ€ Jones with the assault. According to the Los Angeles Times, the 30 year old Jones is reputed to be a contract employee for Unity One, an anti-gang organization under the umbrella of the L.A. Bridges II gang rehabilitation program.
The group has officially terminated Jonesâ€™ employment while this case is pending.
At press time, police report they are looking for additional female and male suspects that participated in the crime. Marlo Jones remains in custody with bail set at $1.1 million.
Last month, the original five man Bone Thugs-n-Harmony roster reunited after 10 years. The group is currently working on a summer 2009 release of Uni 5, the follow up to their 2007 gold album Strength & Loyalty.
On a side note, Not many people know the story of Bizzy Bone, and the trauma he went through as a child. The video below is a story that first broke on America’s Most Wanted in 1983, when a photo of BizzyÂ was shown at the end of a made for tv movie. At the time, he was missing (kidnapped and molested). He sits down and tells his story. Crazy, and it’s messed up to see that he’s still going through it now.