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Malibu fight involving Scottie Pippen investigated

Published June 24, 2013 5:12 pm

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Former Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen was questioned Monday about a fight that occurred over the weekend between him and an autograph seeker outside a Malibu, Calif., restaurant, authorities said.

Pippen came in voluntarily to a substation after he was named as a suspect in an investigation of an assault with intent to commit great bodily injury, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said.

Pippen, 47, was cooperating with the investigation, sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said.

The victim was taking pictures inside Nobu restaurant late Sunday while Pippen dined with his family, said sheriff's Capt. Patrick Davoren. When Pippen went outside to the parking lot, the man continued to take pictures and sought the Hall-of-Famer's autograph, Davoren said. An argument ensued that led to the altercation, investigators said.

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