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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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61.

dd    

If it's because of Aaliyah's death his wife should have just told the truth, everyone would have understood that. We all saw how distraught he was when it happened, now she put out the jewelry story and it just makes him look like and idiot.

1466 days ago
62.

Aya    

Instead of bashing the guy like the majority of you seem wont to do, have none of you realized that HE wasn't the one who called the police/paramedics on himself? All he did was go for a drive like lots of people do when stressed; his family were the ones who made it police business. It makes me wonder if perhaps he was already highly stressed/emotionally fragile and maybe they were afraid this was the last straw. I highly doubt they think that he's so immature and petty as to off himself over a piece of jewelry that's most likely insured. And YES, it's stupid to spend that amount of money on a watch of all things but it's HIS money. You don't like how he spends it, don't buy his albums and support his lifestyle.

1466 days ago
63.

Tiffany     

Unless that watch was given to him by Jesus Christ himself, timberland needs to chill. I'm all about enjoying the fruits of your labor, but why do you have a $2million watch in the first place. Second, if the watch is so precious to him then why wasn't it locked away in a safe, or in a room with a lock not he door. DUH!!!

1466 days ago
64.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

he was upset because he always wanted to be a banker and with his watch being stolen he knew he would never be on time for work,and all they would need to do to revive him if he did commit suicide is to hold a couple of whoppers underneath his nose and he would quickly come alive again

1466 days ago
65.

Meow99    

Ok.. spending 2 mil on a watch is stupid. But at least he was upset about it - shows that he recogonizes that it is a lot of money. Other celebrities who do not value money would have just brushed it off like it was no big thing

1466 days ago
66.

JK    

Good. I hate this fat ****

1466 days ago
67.

Courtney    

Really? a 2 mil dollar watch....where they do that at? never would i spend that much on a damn watch.

1466 days ago
68.

wtf0824    

WTF?! I really hope this is all a misunderstanding!! Killing yourself over a f*ck*ng watch?! REALLY?! If you're stupid enough to spend $2 million on watch...then you're probably stupid enough to kill yourself over it! How embarassing!

1466 days ago
69.

Philly    

@ WillOTheWisp

I know for sure...He knew who, and he was pissed, and the cops would have handled it a whole lot diff if they knew what he was planning...he was about to do something in the heat of anger and his wife did the right thing but she should have just left out the part about the watch, it makes him look petty, when you're distraught you don't always think straight.

1466 days ago
70.

Rahim The Dream    

story is b.s. timbaland denied it

1466 days ago
71.

toya    

timberland ,he cant be serious about killing him self over a 2mil. watch lol,only way its ok to do that if the watch belongs to someone else that will kill you if you lost it .

1466 days ago
72.

njneere    

because the tool denied it you believe it... Sheep!

1466 days ago
73.

Atillathegun    

It's amusing how all the envious,bigoted or self hateful people are trying to turn this into a racial or social conscious argument. When any of you silly folks ever get the kind of money he has, then you can play Mr and or Mrs Social Consciousness or Mr or Mrs, I know what's best for the "inferior" people.
Meanwhile try not to drown in your envy and jealousy even though we have valiant attempts to even the keel in the mockery and sneering at the man without his enormously expensive watch.
His behavour is nothing more than a reaction to an issue of trust. Now if any of you boys happen to come home early one day and find the mailman on your wife or any of you girls come around the corner and see your husband licking on the ear of another woman in the restaurant window, I am sure you will be able to surmount the raging storm of emotions that will tear you apart ! Is this not so? Right.
Don't throw stones people, especially the bigoted or envy tinged ones. No need to.
It's a trust issue.

1466 days ago
74.

neither of these two sluts    

Are yous on this site atheist? mabe Timbaland was praying. That's one of the things i like about the black race they are not trying to get In God we trust off our money or have the 10 commandments taken down or the 3 crosses taken down or prayer taken out of schools (by the way those names on the petitions were fictitious names) , so if that is the case why is prayer not back in school? madalyn o'harea is dead she died like Jezebel her head was decapitated .

Posted at 8:09 AM on Aug 25, 2010 by rene


rene...what a fool you are....God is nothing more than a BLING to wear with idiots like timbaland.....and if he is going to pray...you pray for good things in life...not some damn 2 mil watch that the arse ole bought himself...the only time thugs pray is wehen they are in trouble or for material things...get a life or go kiss timbalands stupid azz...you seem like an azz kisser!

1466 days ago
75.

Gluey    

If I was a billionaire I wouldn't waste 2 million dollars on a watch. You couldn't afford a safe to keep it in? what a dummy. When you flash that watch in front of your friends somebody is going to get jealous and steal it. they knew exactly where the was was

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