*It looks like a punk move by The Game is coming back to bite him in the butt.
The rapper sent a tweet to his followers to call him about an intern position he had. Here’s the punk move: he gave out the phone number of the LA County Sheriff’s Compton office! Needless to say, the authorities are none too pleased.
The L.A. Sheriff’s Department on Friday opened a criminal investigation after the rapper The Game sent a tweet containing the number for the sheriff’s Compton station, prompting hundreds of calls that authorities said overwhelmed the emergency phone system and delayed emergency service.
The telephone calls began pouring in about 5:20 p.m. after The Game encouraged his 580,000 followers that if they wanted an internship with him, they should call the phone number, said Sheriff’s Capt. Mike Parker.
“This was beyond irresponsible,” Parker said. “The deputies’ ability to answer the phones and dispatch personnel to help these people in danger was significantly impeded.”
Parker said it was not known how many people did not get through because all lines were jammed for more than two hours by the telephone flash mob. Extra deputies were brought in to handle the high volume of calls.
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