Chris Brown — Valet Tried to Rip Me Off

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Chris Brown says the reason he lost his temper and threatened a valet last night was because the guy tried to fleece him … our sources has learned.

A source connected to Chris tells our sources … the valet outside PINZ bowling alley in Studio City, CA — where Chris was attending a charity event — was supposed to charge $5 a pop … but when Chris tried to pick his car up, the valet tried to scam him by charging $10.

The source says other people who parked at PINZ last night were charged $5. Chris believes he was singled out because he”s famous.

Chris says it”s not about the money … it”s the principle of the thing.