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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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76.

Lacey    

Being a police dispatcher myself, I have a few statements to make. I understand that it wasnt 911 that people were calling but the non emergency lines are just important. People call to make missing persons reports, reckless drivers reports, harrassment calls, etc. They are just as important. Time matters in stuff like this, and if a legitiment call is on line 5, and they're having to go through lines 1-4 asking if they have an emergency before they get to line 5 that could be several minutes wasted and that "reckless driver" report that was coming in could have been a drunk driver that ends up killing someone while that caller was on hold. I cant stand people who put down law enforcement when they dont know half the crap we have to do. If the game is so concerned with how the place is run, he needs to go to the police academy, get his criminal justice degree and start making a difference. Idiot.

1146 days ago
77.

Rome    

Yo Dat was en axeident

1146 days ago
78.

Vernon P. Alarcon    

GO TO JAIL! DO NOT PASS GO OR COLLECT ANY MONEY!

Fools like this moron have to learn the hard way what most people already know.

1146 days ago
79.

Sir Boo    

Who would name their child "The Game?"

1146 days ago
80.

knickfan212    

That was stupid to do.These cops could pull some kind of felony out of that. You wake up one morning and be labeled a terrorist.

1146 days ago
81.

en Todo Momento!!    

uh......isn't 'murder' only a form of 'freedom of expression'???! quit exaggerating, game..

1146 days ago
82.

Ben    

arrest him, set an example.

1146 days ago
83.

sandiegoprincess    

I had met & actually liked the Game a while back, but this puts him in a different light for me...you showed what an ignorant, idiot, jerk, moron you is (sic)

1146 days ago
84.

ohyesidid    

Stupid idiot gangsta wannabe. And how, exactly, was it an accident? He accidentally hit every letter to form coherant words in the message? Accidentally hit send...Nonetheless, his arrogant attitude is disgusting. It is a little harder to solve murders and crimes, unless of course people leave their names and pictures at the scene. Gangsta he is not. He's not even a good rapper. Go home, GAME OVER.

1146 days ago
85.

jack     

maybe Charles should get an education and learn how to spell a few words before he takes to twittering publicly?

1146 days ago
86.

Zell    

What a jackass. I don't know who this guy even is, but I bet he's known for doing something minor.

1146 days ago
87.

EE    

What was his purpose? Cops are useless jerks. If someone needs help they call 911 not that number so I dont know if alot of "legitimate" calls didnt get thru. Probably just took away from their time taking personal calls.

1146 days ago
88.

Duh    

Maybe they could dove more murders if it wasn't for thugs like this that follow the "no snitching" policy. F*&^%ng POS.

1146 days ago
89.

kingborg    

Workin my way to Trump status: about an hour ago

I agree with your sentiment but you have at least four errors in your writing as well?

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Ever hear of punctuation?

1146 days ago
90.

Nolan    

Grammar? I am glad he is successful because his English is awful!

1146 days ago
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