A video, that was originally posted to Instagram by a once popular 90’s rap group has led to an arrest and warrant issued by the LAPD. In the video, a LAPD officer is seen leaving his car unaware that he was being watched. In the car behind the police vehicle, a man is watching the cop while holding a gun. Although there is no sound, once it was brought to the attention of the LAPD, the poster of the video was tracked down.
Apparently, the LAPD felt that the video and its posting to social media were seen as a threat to police. Soon, LAPD detectives identified three suspects. According to a police spokesperson, “The investigation revealed that the film was made by members of an early 1990s rap group no longer in fashion.”
The police did not identify the rap group in question but arrested one member for an unrelated charge. The police have announced that an arrest warrant has been issued for a person identified as a primary suspect. According to LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, “The crime he committed was carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle; he has a prior conviction for the same offense which makes this into a felony.”
The detectives assigned to the case confirmed that the video was for entertainment purposes and did not pose a credible threat. Police have stated that the video was an attempt to use social media to make a comeback by the unnamed rap group.