Game certainly knows how to stir up trouble but he may soon be facing criminal charges for his latest fiasco. Game is now under investigation by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department after he tweeted the phone number of the Sheriff’s Compton station, causing a jam to the emergency phone line and delaying emergency services.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the Game sent a tweet (which has since been deleted) containing the number of the Compton Sheriff’s office around 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12, encouraging all of his 585,000 followers to call the line if they wanted an internship.
At 5:20 p.m., the telephone system was inundated with calls, jamming the line for the next two hours. Authorities are unsure of how many people did not get through to the emergency line because of the jam, but the department’s response to real emergency calls — including a missing person, a spousal assault, two robberies and a stolen car — were delayed, according to Billboard.
“This was beyond irresponsible,” said Capt. Mike Parker to the Los Angeles Times. “The deputies’ ability to answer the phones and dispatch personnel to help these people in danger was significantly impeded.”
Authorites were able to determine that the Game sent the tweet around 7 p.m. and Parker promptly sent Game a tweet asking him to remove the tweet.
Sheriff’s investigators have now written a criminal complaint and are turning it over to the Los Angeles County District Attorney, leaving the Game to potentially face misdemeanor charges for the phone melee.
“Each phone call made does open the possibility for an additional charge,” Parker said.
However, Game denies having anything to do with the incident, saying that his account was hacked by a man named Demetrius @Wackstar, who sent the tweet.
“@wackstar hacked my Twitter earlier….. Arrest him police… He is to blame. #TellinOnYouDemetrius,” tweeted Game on Saturday, Aug. 13.
Game continued to assert his innocence, tweeting the Los Angeles Times following the release of their report.
“@latimes it wasn’t me (shaggy voice),” tweeted Game, followed by another tweet to Demetrius. “@wackstar you betta sleep wit jeans on tonite homie….. Sheriffs come knockin’ don’t be in ya pajamas. #NotAGoodLook”
Clearly feeling attacked, Game then posted a tweet, criticizing the sheriff’s department for their investigation.
“Yall can track a tweet down but cant solve murders ! Dat was an accident but maybe now yall can actually do yall job !!!! #iSpeak4ThePeople,” tweeted Game, adding shortly after, “P.S. who killed Biggie & Pac ???”
The reality is that whoever sent the tweet inhibited timely emergency response to real emergencies and threatened the lives of several people. Hopefully, the guilty culprit understands and accepts that fact and the proper consequences. –nicholas robinson