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T.I.

Accused of Tour Bus

Bait and Switch

9/2/2011 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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TMZ has learned ... the reason T.I. was hauled back to prison from his halfway house is that he allegedly misled prison officials into thinking he'd take a low-key mode of transportation from the prison to the halfway house -- and a tricked out tour bus isn't low-key.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ -- when a prisoner is incarcerated in a low or medium security prison ... prison officials can allow the inmate to use a private, unescorted mode of transportation to travel from the prison facility to the halfway house.

During the process of approving such a transfer, the prisoner must state specifically what mode of transportation he or she will be using.  Our sources tell us ... T.I. informed prison officials he would be taking some sort of van, but made no mention of the high-end, pimped out tour bus.

0902_ti_tour_bus_AP_subWe're told prison officials felt T.I. should have fully disclosed the nature of his party bus. Neither drugs nor alcohol were found on the bus.

And get this ... law enforcement sources tell us ... when the U.S. Marshals arrived at the halfway house to take T.I. back to prison, the halfway house honcho actually got into an argument with them, saying it was ridiculous to send him back for such an alleged violation.  But the Marshals had their orders, and took T.I. back to the pokey.

Hey ... we're guessing there wasn't a box for "Tour Bus" on the form.

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46.

mariana    

waste of taxes... I do not care about TI but this sounds ridiculous and unfair

1114 days ago
47.

Chase    

LMAO!!!! I TOLD U HE'D BE RIGHT BACK IN THE POKEY!!!

1114 days ago
48.

grandhustleking92    

Casey Anthony is walking freely but they arrest T.I. for what? riding in a flashy tour bus instead of a van, c'mon America what are you doing?

1114 days ago
49.

help this young woman    

I bet that the inside of that bus is a dump compared to Lindsay's stretch-helicopter - It has mink carpeting, champagne dispensers and a diamond chandelier. Some people are such posers.

1114 days ago
50.

Natasha    

Ok America what is your issue??!! Seriously you crowd your prisons with stupid people!! If he wasn't drinking, doing drugs or anything else illegal then leave him the heck alone and let him do his thing!!! He goes back to jail for a tour bus yet Lindsay Lohan can drive drunk a billion times,blatenly buy drugs on camera, steal, fight, etc and she gets to continue to living her disaterous life in the clear. While those Marshalls were arresting him 100's of kids were being abused, murders taking place and huge meth labs operating everywhere nice priorities!!

1114 days ago
51.

Frog    

The reason the halfway house was angry was that halfway houses are operated by private, for-profit companies, and this was like losing a high paying customer.

1114 days ago
52.

NotImpressed    

Well nice to know that our police/prision officials have little better to do than harass someone over their mode of transport. Seriously what a waste of time money and effort over something that ultimately has little to do with a crime or the sentence he was serving. Ridiculous!!!

1114 days ago
53.

j    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Bk4DvTxzZA

1114 days ago
54.

en Todo Momento!!    

wow. this has got to be the craziest story ever. x-files, anyone?????!!!!!!!!!! serioulsy.

1114 days ago
55.

Lisa    

If I were a famous rapper, I would want to avoid making a bunch of rest-stops along the way. The bus seems like a good way to avoid the hassle of crowds every time he wants to eat or go to the bathroom.

1114 days ago
56.

MSJRB26    

ONLY IN AMERICA!!!! WHY THE HELL DON'T PEOPLE GET A LIFE! THE DUDE HAS SPENT 10 MONTHS IN PRISON OVER A BS CHARGE AND NOW THIS!! EVEN MORE BS!!! WHY DON'T THE FEDS GO TO MISSISSIPPI AND GET THE WORTHLESS COWARDS FROM RANKIN COUNTY,MS THAT BEATUP, ROBBED, MURDERED,(RAN OVER WITH A BLACK f250 TRUCK)VICTIM JAMES CRAIG ANDERSON.. IM TALKING ABOUT THE MURDERERS---->Deryl Dedmon,and John Aaron Rice!!!! COME GET THEM FEDS!!!brodcast that!!!!!

1114 days ago
57.

Nostradamus    

As long as he reports to his halfway house on time, it shouldn't matter if he was picked up in golf cart or a helicopter.
This judge should have more important matters to worry about.

1114 days ago
58.

King    

TIP they just tryna keep you down kingpin fk theam pigs keep your **** up let em hate like kanye said "they rather see a niqqa locked up why kuz of stup1d **** look how they did TIP"

1114 days ago
59.

LISA    

CARLIFONIAn POLIzia GOT NONE TO DO,they tall the worst police job in the world,lazy losers they are just gud in taking bribes,corrumption suckers.

1114 days ago
60.

LISA    

GIVE THE ***** A CHANCE...or sum is smellin' bad up' in here,someone is working him bad,watch out for the HaterS bro.

1114 days ago
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