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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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MsRita    

THIS IS WHAT OUR POLICE OFFICERS ARE DOING TWEETING. NO ONE WILL CALL DIRECTLY TO A POLICE STATION IF ITS AND EMERGENCY. YOU CALL 911 AND DISPATCH CAN CONTACT THE POLICE. NOT SURE ABOUT COMPTON. I LIVE IN THE LOS ANGELES AREA.

1078 days ago
17.

Sonja    

How does calling the station interfere with emergencies which call 911? The station phone is handled by different people than the 911 dispatchers. They took the time to find out who told people to call, they got on the internet, found the twitter account and responded via twitter... yeah that's professional. They can't prove he didn't accidentally gave a wrong number so what is there to charge him with. He's right, spend your money and resources on actually solving crimes, not a twitter battle.

1078 days ago
18.

beyunkahROX    

that n*gga KNOW that **** was not no accident !! he is a jackass IDIOT & (though that's KIND OF funny) he absolutely deserves to be charged !!

1078 days ago
19.

TEE     

SO THE TYPE OF PEOPLE THAT CAUSE THE PROBLEMS IN COMPTON ACTUALLY HAVE THE BALLS TO TELL THE OFFICERS TO WORK HARDER??????????????????????????????????????????????

SEND THEM BACK WHERE THEY BELONG!!!!!!!!!

1078 days ago
20.

sickofit    

Anyone who tried to call this police station, should sue for damages. People call the police because their child is missing/kidnapped/molested/hurt, their grandmother is being harassed, there is a dangerous bear walking down their street, etc etc etc. I am sure that not only did this idiot break local and state laws, he broke federal laws. He could have caused deaths, injuries, murderers/bank robbers/rapists to get away. That is not funny. That is not revenge. That is totally irresponsible. This is America, if you think the local police are idiots, you are allowed to say so. Stupid.

1078 days ago
21.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

No person over 14 should be able to type dat with a straight face.

1078 days ago
22.

www.skinnerboxclothing    

Punk Rock inspired us to push the social envelop and set our own path. It's about being different and standing out from the pack. We've dedicated our company to all of those out there that have strived to stand up and question authority. Oi!

1078 days ago
23.

Bruno    

The Game= The Douche Bag

1078 days ago
24.

some guy    

Shameless ploy at attention whoring that can put peoples' lives in danger. Send this guy to Afghanistan.

1078 days ago
25.

cali    

Game is STILL a member of the Crip.
Nothing but a POS

1078 days ago
26.

Robert 10826    

The game is a loser!! Needs to deflect and make a useless point. Goes to show you that a grade 6 education can make you rich but dumb as hammer!!

1078 days ago
27.

Smarterthanrappers    

This moron is why rap has no credibility. I'm sure he thinks "the man" is after him too. I hope they charge him with providing false info and terrorism for disrupting police work. Where's Grandad Freeman when we need him?!

1078 days ago
28.

Chris    

Honest mistake. Compton police don't have anything else to do anyway. Someone working the switchboard had to actually work and they didn't like that.

1078 days ago
29.

Thomas K.    

He should be prosecuted for being too stupid to apologize after realizing he made a mistake.

1078 days ago
30.

RAY MOND    

6TH? LOL

1078 days ago
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