Wednesday, 17 August 2011

News: The Game In Hot Water With L.A. Sheriff’s Office After Twitter Prank

Game may have gotten himself into a little trouble aftr he sent out a tweet that caused an overload of calls to the Compton Sheriff’s station.

The Compton rapper sent out a series of tweets to his 580,000-plus Twitter followers (@TheGame) Friday, which told them that he was in need of interns … and if interested, call a specific number. It ended up being the police station’s number. The paper reports that the L.A. Sheriff’s Department opened a criminal investigation on Game (real name: Jayceon Taylor) Friday, after receiving hundreds of calls, which police said overwhelmed the emergency phone system and delayed emergency service.

“This was beyond irresponsible,” Sheriff’s Capt. Mike Parker told the Times. “The deputies’ ability to answer the phones and dispatch personnel to help these people in danger was significantly impeded.” However, at press time, it was unknown how many people were unable to get through because all lines were jammed for more than two hours by would-be Game interns. It was so many, though, that extra deputies were brought in to handle the high volume of calls. Parker, himself, tweeted Game to tell him to stop.

Sheriff’s investigators are documenting the actions in a criminal complaint and plan to forward their findings to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office for criminal filing.

Following the Times’ report, Game tweeted the paper, claiming “it wasn’t me”, and then warned his friend that the cops might come to his doorstep.

“@wackstar you betta sleep wit jeans on tonite homie….. Sheriffs come knockin’ don’t be in ya pajamas. #NotAGoodLook,” the rapper wrote, followed by: “Yall can track a tweet down but cant solve murders ! Dat was an accident but maybe now yall can actually do yall job !!!! #iSpeak4ThePeople”

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