MTV personality Chanel West Coast was arrested after allegedly getting into an altercation at a West Hollywood nightclub on Tuesday evening.
The Ridiculousness reality star – whose real name is Chelsea Chanel Dudley – was photographed being taken into custody at 1OAK nightclub after being placed on “citizen’s arrest.”
“Deputies responded to a call of a citizen holding a battery suspect,” Sergeant Kevin Rasmussen of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department West Hollywood Station tells PEOPLE. “Upon arrival, security guards had detained that young lady and placed her under private person’s or citizen’s arrest, at which point deputies took control of her [and] brought her to the station.”
The 26-year-old reportedly got into a fight with a woman inside the hotspot and was asked to leave, but once outside, she started fighting with security guards, according to TMZ.
She was booked for battery and released at 8:45 Wednesday morning, Rasmussen says.
Dudley Tweeted a photo of her arms after the incident captioned, “I was assaulted by police last night for no reason and have bruises all over my arms.”
“Can someone explain why a tiny 5’3 98lb women needs 2 men officers to hold her down and bruise her arms?????” Dudley – who seems to be referring to the security guards – added.
“She was initially handcuffed by the security people. It was security people that detained her, handcuffed her, placed her under arrest,” Rasmussen says. “Basically, in citizen’s arrest cases we are just like the transporting people. We go there say, ‘Hey are you actually going to citizen’s arrest them? Yes? Okay, here fill out the paper work.’ Then we switch their handcuffs off, put ours on, bring them to jail and give them a place to sleep.”
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Dudley has also made appearances in Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory.