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Antoine Dodson

Sex Offender App

The Outtakes

10/27/2010 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

It only took Antoine Dodson one take to nail, "They rapin' errbody out here" for the news interview that made him famous -- but when it came to a recent commercial shoot ... he wasn't nearly as accurate.

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TMZ has obtained the outtakes from Dodson's shoot for BeenVerified.com's "Sex Offender Tracker"  ... a product that brings the joy of accessing sex offenders' addresses into the palm of your hand.

At one point, Dodson -- who dons his original black tank/red bandanna outfit -- snatches a baby up as part of his pitch ... the rest, you'll have to see for yourself.

Run and tell THAT.

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ben    

Love him!! What a great brother to have!!

1274 days ago
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FO REAL    

SOMEONE GET THIS KID A SHOW..NOW!! HE IS GREAT!!

1274 days ago
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scrubex12    

is his 15 min up yet ? i mean im glad he's making money but seriously, how much longer can he milk this

1274 days ago
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Joao    

Disgusting

1274 days ago
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trinity911    

Agreed, he needs a TV show. He's a real person, and I'd rather watch him than any of the reality crap that is on.

1274 days ago
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Nikki    

Antoine's the man! Now run and tell dat!

1274 days ago
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Green AnTiCs    

I love antoine he is so cool. I agree he needs a tv show. all i'm hoping is he makes lots of money from this he deserves it.

1274 days ago
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Details?    

Antoine makes me laugh. Run and tell dat. Run and tell dat.

Keep true Antoine, your so refreshing.

1274 days ago
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Big Mamma Cornbread    

THIS IS ANTOINE'S TIME....INVEST IN MOTELS..BUY THEM FROM TAX AUCTIONS....INCOME PROPERTY...NO MANSIONS...OR EXPENSIVE CARS.. KEEP TAX DEDUCTIONS ...& SAVE MORE.THE IRS YEARLY TAXES...ALWAYS KEEP IT REAL.

1274 days ago
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The Observer    

Hope he cashes in large sums from his new-found fame.

1274 days ago
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Red-in-Phoenix    

I love this guy. Great smile, charming, can't take my eyes of of him. TMZ, when are you going to have Antoine host the TMZ show? That would be PHENOMENAL! Invite me too....I really want to meet this guy. What a sweetheart!

1274 days ago
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Sex Offender Issues    

Just another way to exploit fear to make a quick buck.

http://blogs.forbes.com/kashmirhill/2010/10/26/antoine-dodsons-misleading-pitch-for-iphoneandroid-sex-offender-tracking-app/

Background check company BeenVerified has found an inventive way to bring attention to its snoopy services. As my colleague Brian Caulfield noted, the company has hired Antoine Dodson (of Bed Intruder fame) to help pitch the company’s latest product, a “Sex Offender Tracker” application for iPhones and Androids.

Unfortunately, Dodson’s pitch, while amusing, is extremely misleading.

In the video, Dodson says you won’t have to hide your kids, wives, and husbands anymore because of the “revolutionary sex offender app,” priced at just $1.99. After watching the pitch, you’d think the app would tell you if a potential “bed intruder” were sitting next to you in the park. The video has a demonstration of the “actual app in use” at a playground, where it shows a cluster of red dots moving around — indicating that a bunch of registered sex offenders are lurking hoping to share a swing set with your kid. That made me suspicious: did this company really get permission to access GPS information for tracking bracelets worn by sex offenders (not all of whom are actually required to wear them)?

Dodson says, “If you don’t download this app, you are dumb, you are really dumb. For real.” The actual dumb ones are those who believe his pitch.

All the app actually does is tap into info in the National Sex Offender Registry and map the results.

“The app uses publicly available addresses for registered sex offenders. It takes those addresses and displays them using augmented reality which is a live physical view of the world overlaid with graphics,” Ross Cohen, business development director for BeenVerified told me. “It does not show sex offenders walking around you.”

The video, though, does make it seem like the app is going show you more than where convicted sex offenders live. “You can use it in the ‘hood, in the park, at your Grandma’s house, on a plane, in the rain, it does not matter, the tracker works anywhere,” says Dodson, saying it’s “augmented reality.” In fact, it’s not going to do much for you on a plane unless your Boeing 747 is parked in the middle of a suburban neighborhood.

The misleading pitch led Mathew Ingram at GigaOm to ask whether the app is a futuristic invasion of privacy. “Do we really want apps that can pull up a person’s criminal history and other details about his or her life and show it to us in real-time as we watch them walk down the street?” asked Ingram.

Whether we want that or not, it’s not what this app is going to do. It’s simply mining an existing publicly-available database and re-purposing it visually. It’s like Google maps for sexual deviants.

And it’s not revolutionary or novel. TechCrunch wrote last year that a similar app by ThinAir Wireless was a top 10 seller in the iPhone store.

1274 days ago
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Karlaaa :    

Hide Your Kids,Hide Your Wife,Hide Your Kids,Hide your Wife.&And Hide You HU$BAND Cause He Rapping Everybody Out Here !You Dont Have To Come,We Gonn Find You,We Gonn Find Youuuu *

Hhahahahah;Love This Dude ,He Relly Needs His Own Show,Like For Real (:

1274 days ago
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Straight Talkin Texan    

Lovin' Antoine! Just keep it real, Antoine!

1274 days ago
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Stormy    

Is it just me or does anyone else thinks he looks like a light skinned Chris Rock? hahahahahah

"HOW MUCH FOR ONE RIB?"

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