News: Soulja Boy Busted In Serious LA Crime, Hidden Cameras Tell Em All
Thursday, May 23, 2013 9:50AM
Atlanta rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em may want to avoid hanging out in Los Angeles for a while as reports claim he was involved in a winter crime that left a motorcyclist injured.
Athough the crime took place shortly after New Year's, dicey details have just now surfaced online.
Back on January 9, a motorcyclist struck a red Bentley in Hollywood, leaving the biker seriously injured. The Bentley's driver fled the scene, however. It is believed that its driver made a reckless turn that caused the crash. In any case, a friend of the biker went back to the scene to look around. That's when he met a valet at Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles who said that he knew the car well, and that it belonged to Soulja Boy. (The Hollywood Gossip)
After the victim went to police, law enforcement officials were able to identify SB's whip courtesy of hidden camera shots.
Turns out, the cops have access to a super-database of photographs taken by thousands of hidden cameras stationed on police cars, buildings and private vehicles all over L.A.. There are private companies that make money off the City by getting citizens and businesses to mount cameras for the database. One law enforcement source tells us the cameras are constantly taking photos of cars all over the city -- and the average car is shot AT LEAST 1,000 TIMES PER DAY!!! So ... the cops got the license plate number of Soulja Boy's Bentley, ran it through the database and BINGO ... a bunch of photos popped up showing the Bentley with damage that corresponded to the accident. (TMZ)
Despite the incriminating proof, police reportedly want more evidence before taking serious action.
Soulja's Bentley is currently damage-free. Law enforcement sources tell us the operating theory is that the rapper had the car repaired on the sly to cover up incriminating evidence. So cops got a search warrant and a judge agreed there was probable cause to believe the Bentley was involved in the accident, so cops went and impounded the car. You're probably as shocked as we are about the cameras ... cops tell us they solve hundreds of crimes with these secret photographs. So even if you're a law abiding citizen, you probably still pick your nose, so heads up. Cops would still like more evidence, so if you happened to be eating a delicious chicken and waffle combo on January 9, and witnessed the accident, give LAPD West Traffic a call. (TMZ)
Coincidentally, SB ran into a similar accident last summer when he crashed his Bentley into another vehicle.
"I was in my Bentley, it was a green light, and they had a yellow arrow light," Soulja Boy explained in a video. "I had so much respect, I'm already heated that somebody done hit my $250,000 car but I'm still being respectful, she's saying, 'That stolen a** car.' I'm like, 'What the f*ck?' Her n*gga knew what it was though, he backed down -- she was [like] 'I'm pregnant, my arm.' She ran the light, our light was green, she turned too fast, thought she was going to make it and hit my car. So it is what it is. Just like my girl said, she's racist for saying this is a stole car. N*gga I paid for my Bentley. $250,000 cash." (YouTube)