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Tone Loc pleads not guilty to weapons, domestic violence charges

July 14, 2011 |  5:14 pm

Getprev The rapper and actor known as Tone Loc, famous for his “Wild Thing” song, pleaded not guilty Thursday to felony possession of an assault weapon and domestic violence charges.

Anthony Smith, 45, entered the plea in Burbank Superior Court, said Deputy Dist. Atty. John Allen Ramseyer of the district attorney’s Glendale Area Office.

The case arose from a June 18 domestic violence incident investigated by the Burbank Police Department. During the investigation, officers learned Smith was in possession of a Colt AR-15 Sporter that was not registered.

Smith's next scheduled court appearance is July 28.


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Photo: Tone Loc. Credit: Lester Cohen