LASD lets rapper off the hook for Twitter prank.
Game found himself in hot water last week when his Twitter account posted the phone number of the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department, causing emergency phone lines to be blocked for hours with calls from his fans. Appearing on CNN yesterday (August 17), Game said the incident was the result of his friend playing a joke on him.
"It was all just a simple mishap," Game said. "One of my boys grabbed my phone and started tweeting random numbers."
Game said he was separated from his phone while doing a photo shoot in downtown L.A. when the tweets were made. After being told that reports of assaults and accidents were unable to get through because of his Twitter followers' torrent of calls, he said he never wanted anyone to get hurt and apologized for the incident.
"I don't ever wanna see harm being done to nobody," Game said. "I got a child at home, a woman at home... I'm not that guy."
"Definitely my sincerest apologies to the Sheriff's department," he continued. "It was a joke gone wrong."
Responding to Game's comments, the L.A. Sheriff's Department has said it accepts the rapper’s apology and will not press charges.
"His willingness to help share with the media and the community that the safety of the public is what is most important, is a great message," the department said, calling the apology "relevant and well-received."
"Based upon our investigation, as well as consultation with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, the LASD considers the criminal investigation into this matter closed. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department will not be seeking criminal charges."
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