Rapper ‘The Game’ Under Investigation After Tweeting LA Sheriff’s Phone Number

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — The rapper known as ‘The Game’ was under investigation Saturday for allegedly jamming telephone lines at the sheriff’s Compton Station.

He reportedly encouraged his hundreds of thousands of Twitter followers to call a telephone number if they wanted an internship with him.

Jayceon Terrell Taylor, 31, was not arrested, but sheriff’s deputies opened a criminal investigation regarding what prompted an outbreak of calls to the station at about 5:30 p.m. Friday.

“These needless phone calls interfered with the ability of sheriff’s desk personnel to answer the business line phones and 911 calls, and for dispatchers to send help to people who really needed it,” sheriff’s spokesman Capt. Mike Parker said.

Taylor denied the allegations and said his Twitter account had been hacked.

Eventually, the sheriff’s spokesman, Parker, tweeted Taylor to tell him to knock it off.

A missing person, spousal assault, two robberies and a stolen vehicle
were delayed during the phone calls, according to Sheriff’s Headquarters.

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  • me

    Jerk. He needs to be prosecuted. And he should pay restitution to the victims of the crimes that were delayed action because of his stupidity.

    • Karen

      I agree with you 100%. What a jerk he was. So many people feel they are entitled to do whatever the heck they want. KNOCK IT OFF.

    • ginny

      @ me, I agree complety, As for the so called ‘hacking’ of his account, I’m not buying that one iota. Just another so called celebrity with no a brain in his head.

    • Stryker 21

      What do you expect from a bottom feeding thug gang banger noise maker? Typical mudflap, always looking for an easy target.

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    • me

      I dont believe he was hacked. That can be proven, anyway. I hope that he gets punished to the fullest extent of the law. Why do you think he chose the name “the game”? He thinks that his games are funny no matter who gets hurt and no matter the expense. It’s thugs like this loser that are making life miserable for honest, law-abiding citizens. He needs to be euthanized.

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  • Stupid is, as stupid does!

    Game over!
    All it takes is a smart one like this fool to put a smile on my face. Good luck with the crimial investigation LACS! May he be tried and found guilty for his being a dumb ars.

  • Senator Weiner

    My Twitter account was hacked, look where i’m at today ! Unemployed !!!!!!

    • Liza

      Very good!

  • toluca lake observer

    Stupid move with consequences. However, I do have a serious question. Why does the LASD phone system not have a robust infrastructure? 911 should have NOTHING to do with the business lines. How could calls to the business lines interfere with 911? Seems like this should be reviewed at the highest levels. I seriously doubt overloading LAPD business line overloads cause 911 problems. Am I right?

    • rich

      actually no as i understand the 911 system when you call 911 it goes to a central point not sure if it is city or county or what that runs it but once you tell this central point what you need be it fire, police or medical they rout it to the appropriate station based on your location their system shows your address (unless on a cell phone then you tell them where you are) then that station gets the call on one of their normal lines so yes 911 can get jamed by something like this so this guy should get a hellva fine at the least for this one

  • Shiggity

    For the people that don’t know, The Game’s LA tattoo used to be a butterfly. Look closely and you can see it. And he calls himself a gangsta rapper. Also he was on the old game show called Chang of Heart. He wanted to stay together, and she had a change of heart. Just another studio gangtsa clown. Don’t understand why people buy his trash music, he’s far from a gangsta and isn’t really from Compton.

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  • ray neilson

    Oh yeah, That convenient as hell. Just another drug induced idiot who thinks he’s a big man and wants to play 4 year old games. What goes around, comes around.

  • Talega

    Gangstas belong in jail. They get a few followers and they think they are above the law. They think that tying up phone lines is funny, not thinking of the people who are trying to get help. He should man up and accept his punishment instead of trying to weasel out of it. Weasels don’t prosper. Just ask Anthony Weiner.

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