News: Game Blames L.A. Police Dept. Tweet On Friend, Sheriff Responds
Monday, Aug 15, 2011 9:40AM
West Coast rapper Game has reportedly placed the blame of publicly revealing Compton's local police department number on a friend, which ultimately may change a criminal investigation against him.
According to Game, his friend accidentally tweeted the Sheriff's Department number out through his phone.
Game tells TMZ he never authored the tweet in question. Game says he was in the middle of a photo shoot Friday night when a childhood friend of his -- whose Twitter handle is @wackstar -- began going to town on The Game's phone ... typing in five phone numbers and calling people to action. The Game insists his friend had no idea one of the numbers went to the Sheriff's Department. The Sheriffs claim that once their office was flooded with phone calls they asked The Game to call people off -- but Game says he never received the message. As he put it, "They don't have my number and I'm not following the police." (TMZ)
Game's confession has reportedly sparked a response from the Sheriff's Department.
Capt. Mike Parker tells TMZ that doesn't close this case just yet. He tells us, "We find the rapper's alleged comments in news media reports and on Twitter interesting and relevant, including who he says is actually responsible. Capt. Parker wants Game to contact the Sheriff's Department so they can sort this all out. Until then, Capt. Parker says, "The investigation continues." (TMZ)
Details of Game's number-exposing tweet became publicized over the weekend.
The L.A. Sheriff's Department on Friday opened a criminal investigation after the rapper The Game sent a tweet containing the number for the sheriff's Compton station, prompting hundreds of calls that authorities said overwhelmed the emergency phone system and delayed emergency service. The telephone calls began pouring in about 5:20 p.m. after The Game encouraged his 580,000 followers that if they wanted an internship with him, they should call the phone number, said Sheriff's Capt. Mike Parker. "This was beyond irresponsible," Parker said. "The deputies' ability to answer the phones and dispatch personnel to help these people in danger was significantly impeded." (Los Angeles Times)
Following the news, Game hopped on Twitter and shared his input to the investigation.
"Yall can track a tweet down but cant solve murders ! Dat was an accident but maybe now yall can actually do yall job !!!! #iSpeak4ThePeople," he tweeted August 12th.
"P.S. who killed Biggie & Pac ???" (Game's Twitter)
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