The Game To LAPD: ‘I Didn’t Punk You On Twitter,’ Faces Investigation


GangStarr Girl / August 15, 2011

The L.A. sheriff’s office opened an investigation after a tweet sent from The Game’s account caused hundreds of phone calls to jam an emergency line.

A tweet soliciting interns that was sent out from The Game’s account to over 580,000 followers caused a jam to a Compton sheriff’s office emergency phone line for about two hours, because it said to call that number.

“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.”

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department are considering misdemeanor charges against the rapper because they say the calls caused the office to delay response to real emergency calls including a missing person, a spousal assault, two robberies and a stolen car, according to reports.

The Game responded via twitter with the following:

“Yall can track a tweet down but cant solve murders ! Dat was an accident but maybe now yall can actually do yall job !!!!” he wrote.

We wouldn’t put it past The Game to pull a prank like this and then later say it was an accident. But at the same time, the LA Sheriff’s department gets a “C’mon son!” Surely you have better things to do, like keeping order in the community or solving the crimes you were so distraut that you couldn’t get to in time when your phone lines were jammed. *Blank stare.

Via The Hollywood Reporter.