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Timbaland -- Cops APB: 'Possible Suicide Attempt'

8/25/2010 1:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Timbaland was the subject of a manhunt yesterday after his family believed he was so distraught over the theft of a $2 million piece of jewelry he might harm himself ... this according to law enforcement sources.

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According to sources, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department put out a "possible suicide attempt" APB just before 5 PM PT yesterday.  A helicopter and squad cars went on the hunt for the rapper/producer's Escalade.

Here's what we're told happened ... Timbaland was on the phone earlier in the day with his brother-in-law ... deeply upset about something.  We're told one of the things that was eating at him was a theft at his Malibu residence a day before.  Someone had stolen a crazy expensive Jacob & Co. watch -- valued at $2 million -- and Timbaland suspected it might have been someone he trusted.

Timbaland left his home yesterday and began driving.  Family members couldn't locate him, became extremely worried and called the Sheriff's Department.

We're told the helicopter located the Escalade, ground crews pulled Timbaland over and began talking to him.  At some point they put Timbaland in a patrol car and took him to his residence, where they continued speaking with him and family members.

Deputies called for paramedics to come and evaluate Timbaland.  After the evaluation, paramedics determined Timbaland was not a threat to himself and left. 

We're told the Sheriff's Department is investigating the theft of Timbaland's jewelry and they have possible suspects.

Timbaland's rep could not be reached for comment.

0825_timbaland_small_audioUPDATE: Timbaland just called into Ryan Seacrest's radio show, and confirmed someone stole something from him and that he was upset about it ... but says there was definitely no suicide attempt.

Timbaland said he simply took a drive to clear his head, when someone got a little too worried about him and called the cops.



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16.

Mista Celebrity    

I feel sorry for all his "fans" that buy the stuff he is associated with so that he can blow it on something as stupid as a $2 million dolla watch. He makes beats? Really? Anybody can make a beat. Animals can make beats. Come on! This uy isn't worth a Casio!

1435 days ago
17.

shawntell    

Awe, poor baby. That's pretty sad that it was even a concern that someone would waste their life over a FREAKING PIECE OF JEWELRY. I don't know what makes this guy more of an idiot - the fact that he is that weak of a person to hurt himself over something so trivial, or the fact that he would waste that kind of money on a watch! Get some REAL problems...maybe then we will care.

1435 days ago
18.

cochino    

2mil to tell the time of day?

I'm sure he has a iphone or blackberry. Those tell time too

1435 days ago
19.

koko    

@ lili: "Next time, build a school with that money, and help people to better themselves."

Yep! And, what is crazy, cowardly thing about trying to kill themselves!

I bet this thefts happen more often than we hear about, but maybe these rappers will learn AND INVEST in good and valuable things. Yeah, the drop out of school rates for young black kids is HUGE and here are these idiots walking around with all the stuff on them! Let it be a lesson to not be stupid! It is sad, but not as sad as M. Fishburne becoming a porno peddler/prostitute when she could have been a model, an actress, now she is a statistic!

1435 days ago
20.

northern gypsy    


what??? something is not right here...
ok...someone you trusted burned you...
but...insurance would cover the loss...

get on it tmz...devil is in the details!!!

1435 days ago
21.

trey    

I have been wearing a 40 year old timex, as the slogan says, it takes a licking and keeps on ticking....cost me like 20$. 2 mill for a watch, haha, bet he cant even tell time, moron

1435 days ago
22.

HUFFYONE    

NOW THAT"S GHETTO 2 MILLION ON A WATCH? DUMB ASS JIG!!! PLEASE BLOW THAT MONEY FASTER!! CAUSE YOUR ASS BE ON THE STREET WHEN YOU DO!! WHAT A TOTAL IDIOT!HE DON'T BELONG IN THE BOO EITHER! PROPERTY VALUES ARE LOW ENOUGH!

1435 days ago
23.

Ml    

Another dumb idiot!! Placing material possessions over his life. Not even Bill Gates would spend this amount of money on a piece of jewelry. I can guarantee that this is the only investment that Timberland has, if you want to call it that. If he's lucky, he may be able to pawn it and get 50k from it.

1435 days ago
24.

balanced    

For the millionth time a$$-monkeys...IT WASN'T ABOUT THE JEWELRY!!! TMZ just put it that way to give all you clowns riled up. He was distraught about being betrayed!!! Ya'll just wanna dog someone so continue...but it's deeper than that. Someone he trusted and loved betrayed him. That would make anyone upset whether it was a $2 watch or a $2M watch!!

1435 days ago
25.

OhMy    

Overreact much!?

1435 days ago
26.

Eddie    

Well Timmy, you stole music from Janne Suni, and made a few bucks from it while he got nothing, so now you know how it feels to be stolen from. What goes around...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Timbaland_plagiarism_controversy

1435 days ago
27.

Boo    

Who gives a ****

1435 days ago
28.

ladydiinpa    

why would someone buy a 2million dolla watch,,,

1435 days ago
29.

SayWhat    

What a waste of man power and money. Hope whoever instigated the call is held responsible for the costs of the search. If this story is true, it's a shame that someone would consider material things more valuable then life.

1435 days ago
30.

j05baker    

He's worth more than 80 million dollars. And he was trying to kill himself over a 2 mill watch? What an *******

1435 days ago
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