Los Angeles County Sheriff’s detectives are considering misdemeanor charges against rapper The Game for allegedly tweeting the phone number of a sheriff’s station and prompting hundreds of his followers to flood dispatchers and deputies with phone calls, a spokesman said.
The sheriff’s station in Compton was so overwhelmed with apparent prank calls for two hours Friday evening that help was delayed in response to urgent calls about a missing person, a spousal assault, two robberies and a stolen car, Capt. Mike Parker, Los Angeles County Sheriff spokesman, said.
The Game, whose real name is Jayceon Taylor and who also uses the name Charles Louboutin on his Twitter page, tweeted the sheriff station’s phone number at 5:23 p.m. PT Friday in connection with a music internship he is offering, Parker told CNN Saturday.
On his Twitter page, Taylor said the incident was “an accident.”
Investigators weren’t aware Saturday of a motive for the rapper’s tweets, Parker said.
“We don’t know if it was a publicity stunt or if he thinks it’s funny. We welcome his phone call to us,” Parker said.
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