Seacrest Security Attacker in...Jail, That Is

Man being held on suspicion of assault and battery, switchblade possession after allegedly attacking Ryan Seacrest's security guard

By Natalie Finn Sep 18, 2009 11:40 PMTags
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UPDATE: Chidi Uzomah Jr. was sentenced to 15 days in jail and three years' probation after pleading guilty to misdemeanor assault and battery and possession of a switchblade.

Uzomah, who also must pay restitution, has already been behind bars for four days and will be credited for time served.

It's gonna take more than a knife to get between Ryan Seacrest and his muscle.

An autograph seeker who allegedly attacked the host-of-all-trades' security detail earlier this week is currently in jail on charges of assault, battery and possession of a switchblade.

Chidi Uzomah Jr. approached Seacrest outside of Children's Hospital of Orange County, where the E! News anchor and American Idol emcee had just finished making an appearance, to ask for an autograph.

Seacrest complied, but then Uzomah kept following him to his car.

A security guard tried to head him off, upon which Uzomah supposedly started fighting with the guard. Police found a switchblade on the suspect once he had been subdued.

Uzomah is being held in an O.C. lockup on $25,000 bail.

—Additional reporting by Ashley Fultz

(Originally published Sept. 17, 2009, at 5:34 p.m. PT)


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