The Game wanted to play a prank on his Twitter followers. Uh, okay. TMZ says:
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. The Game eventually responded 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.
The Game responded to the allegations with “Yall can track a tweet down but cant solve murders ! Dat was an accident but maybe now yall can actually do yall job !!!! #iSpeak4ThePeople” and then with “P.S. who killed Biggie & Pac ???”
The fact that so many people gunned for an internship that might involve getting shot over a game of horse is a sign that the job market blows more than we realized, but whatever. The Game shouldn’t be so critical. It’s the sheriff’s office in Compton. Their job is to solve crimes with white victims and prevent The Game from having any real street cred or relevance. I think they’re doing fine.