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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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61.

bunny    

He has the nerve to mess up Compton, of all places, security system (not that they would show up to a call in Compton) and when he realized he made a mistake, he still berates them? Game is just that, a game.

1165 days ago
62.

W.A.R.    

Say It Loud: Dis, Dat, Dees and Doh's - Da Game has No Shame! Ain't Dat some .......!!!

1165 days ago
63.

GRYFFINDOR!    

Ew can you learn some proper English? BTW, are you sure it's appropriate for you to be commenting on solving murders when you proudly profess to being a gang member?

1165 days ago
64.

Sandra     

This ignorant ass should be charged!!

1165 days ago
65.

chaz lane    

It's all about The Game, Triple H..not this douche.

1165 days ago
66.

fran    

can any of those rappers speak or write proper english.

1165 days ago
67.

DJ    

The phone number is public record and published in the phone book. Tough ****. Do their jobs for once instead of sitting at Dunkin Donuts getting fat and outta shape.

1165 days ago
68.

CC - THE ORIGINAL    

This jerk's career must be really happenin (HA!!!)...he has nothing better to do than tweet about fake police intern jobs....who the eff even THINKS up something like that???
Me thinks the ganja be messin with his mind, mon!!

1165 days ago
69.

Ya Mon    

Another Wack a#$, no talent,nursery rhyming (C)rapper that only give a S%^t about his on self. How about thinking about people who really needed emergemcy Police help, who could'nt get through the lines or at least f'n your own fans. Be for you were cool, but now you a tweeting gay fool.

1165 days ago
70.

DevilsPlayThing    

Anyone know who The Game was referring to when he said 'ya'll can't solve murders' ? General statement ? Or was that the reason for tweeting Sheriff phone # in the first place. Sounds like this goes beyond just a prank.. but he felt slighted by the LASD.. For whatever reason.

1165 days ago
71.

UNLEVINED HARVEY    

the lame

1165 days ago
72.

kingborg    

dont matter what the number was. its called a denial of service attack. and its a crime. no one cares that you hate cops!

1165 days ago
73.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Isn't it harder to type in jive while tweeting or texting or even posting? Why even go thru that when it's easier to type w/ proper grammar? You're actually going out of your way to type like that. That said, it's not surprising that someone who types like this pulled this isiotic "prank". Frightening what "people" he actually speaks for.

1165 days ago
74.

jokerjim    

what he did was stupid, for sure, but the cops have time to tweet!!!! Yeah, must have been real busy. For sure an indictment will be handed down, they never miss an opp to waste taxpayer money on these important cases.

1165 days ago
75.

Kelly    

Some celebrity's have a serious issue with believing they were some how deemed the voice of the people,for the people simply because they opened a Twitter account.

1165 days ago
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