Too Short Arrested On Battery Charges Following Idaho Concert

By Allen Starbury  |  07/15/2010

Too ShortLegendary Bay Area rapper Too Short was reportedly arrested on late Wednesday (July 14) in Boise, Idaho after he got into an altercation with security at the Knitting Factory following a concert.

According to the Associated Press, a fight broke out between the rapper (real name: Todd Shaw), his associate and members of the venue's security detail after they told Too Short he couldn't bring underage girls backstage.

Three employees at the Knitting Factory told police they were punched and kicked by Shaw and another man, 38-year-old Michael Walton.

However, no one was seriously injured.

Too Short, 44, was arrested and faces three counts of misdemeanor battery. So was Walton.

Both men were arrested early Thursday morning (July 15) and later released on bond.

They are scheduled back in court on August 4th. If convicted, misdemeanor battery is punishable by up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.