Matt was walking in Manhattan Beach around 8:30PM when he was first approached by Manhattan Beach PD — and when officers ran a check on him they discovered a massive $26,000 unpaid traffic warrant for driving on a suspended license.
We’re told Barnes made threats against one of the officers — which is why he got slapped with the felony for resisting.
Barnes played for the Los Angeles Lakers last year, but is currently a free agent. He’s being held on $51,000 bail — 26 for the unpaid warrant, and 25 for the felony.
Matt posted $51,000 bail and was released at 11:20pm.
Once he got out he took to his Twitter page to tweet to all the “perfect people” in the world:
Funny how a small situation turns into a “Urban Legend”.. A $26,000 traffic ticket?? Come on now smh.. Have a good night
Oh.. For all you perfect people out there looking at me w/your nose in the air, who have “NEVER” missed a court date for a “TRAFFIC VIOLATION” God Bless You…