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The Game

COULD FACE CHARGES OVER TWITTER PRANK

8/13/2011 6:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Rapper The Game could face criminal charges after he tweeted the phone number of the sheriff's station in Compton, CA -- but told people it was the number to call for an internship -- causing the station's phone lines to become overrun with calls and delaying emergency services.

The calls began around 5:20 PM PT, with most callers hanging up when they heard it was a sheriff's station ... and the rest asking how they could intern for The Game.

Deputies eventually discovered The Game's tweets and Sheriff's Capt. Mike Parker tweeted at him to put an end to it (see above). The Game eventually responded (also above) and deleted the tweets.

The calls ended around 8:00 PM, but Capt. Parker said it was unclear how many people with legitimate calls could not get through during that time.

According to the Sheriff's Department, they plan on turning over a complaint to the District Attorney's office to possibly file charges -- including delaying or obstructing a peace officer in the performance of their duties.

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AO4YAYO    

first?

1170 days ago
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birdman    

That officer used WAY TOO MANY abbreviations.

1170 days ago
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some guy    

The Kaiser believes thegame should be drawn and quartered. People with real problems could have been lost in the phone lines.

Hmmm... maybe getting drawn and quartered is a little extreme... or maybe not.

1170 days ago
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Bobby    

Uh... Considering a tweet has your name.. and your picture it's kind of hard to compare that with a Murder. I mean unless the guy decides to leave his personal info and a picture at the crime scene. What an idiot.

1170 days ago
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PRO US    

He didn't even have the good sense to apologize for what he had done which did obstruct the police officers' work there. What an arrogant moron he is.

1170 days ago
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sharmae    

This was NOT a funny prank. IF The Game feels so strongly about things that need to change, then he intelligently and maturely needs to do it the right way, and this was NOT it.
Maybe he just wanted attention? Hopefully he gets it now-legally!

1170 days ago
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Jackie    

What an Idiot. Do these celebs think they are that important.pfft

1170 days ago
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Hime    

I had to call 911 in Compton once and they put me on hold for over 20 minutes, after which they told me they were dispatching someone and didn't. I waited an hour and no one came, called back and was told more important things were going on and they were too busy. I was being followed by a group of thugs after breaking down in the middle of a deserted street in the middle of Compton (I'm a white chick). I don't think Compton PD needs The Game's help to be USELESS.

1170 days ago
9.

Fan    

By definition, this is a simple act of terrorism.

The Game is the first terrorist to intentionally use the word "Dat" in his manifesto. It is impressive that he tried to form a complete sentence.

1170 days ago
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ShopaholicChick    

he should face charges - someone could have died because they could not get through on the phones because of his childish 12 yr old behavior!!!

personally i think anyone who needed help and that help was delayed because of his actions - should also sue him and WIN!

1170 days ago
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Bad Motherhugger    

"Dat was an accident"? Maybe that's how his momma feels about him, too...

1170 days ago
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Pimpcessa    

I can't stand arrogant thugs that are famous for basically nothing. Especially when they perpetuate idgnorance got "dat"? And, don't think for a minute that you speak for me. Got that Yo??

1170 days ago
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Pimpcessa    

The guy's a loser for doing that BUT what number did he give anyway? I mean unless he gave 911, then how would that hold up the emergency number? Does Compton have a different number for emergency than 911?

1170 days ago
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Keirie420    

As a former 911 operator - I feel this fool should be hung by the nuts. What an IDIOT

1170 days ago
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Ghost    

The game? The MORON.....

1170 days ago
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