Mike Epps, the actor and comedian best known for his work in "The Hangover" and in sequels to the movie "Friday," was one of two men arrested and accused by New Orleans police of hitting a Virginia man Saturday (Feb. 18) at Harrah's Casino, records show.
Epps, 46, and Thomas Cobb, 52, of Brooklyn, were booked with battery, but warrants have been issued for their arrest after they missed an arraignment Tuesday in municipal court, documents show.
The document said Epps was "involved in a physical altercation" at the casino about 5:02 a.m. Saturday, during which "he struck the victim."
The victim told The Advocate that he spotted Epps while walking to cash chips. "I said 'Oh, Mike Epps!'" he told the newspaper. "The next thing I know, he started hitting me in the face, unprovoked."
Epps was booked at 2:40 p.m. Saturday, records showed. His arraignment was set for 9 a.m. Tuesday, but he did not show and an attachment for his arrest was issued later in the day with bond set at $2,500.
An attorney representing Epps did not immediately return a message seeking comment.