A flood of calls to the Compton sheriff’s station for a couple of hours Aug. 12 delayed the agency’s response to urgent matters, including a missing person and a stolen car, according to a report by CNN.com. The sheriff’s department is calling it a telephone flash mob, largely because the phone number was transmitted using social media.
Investigation led officers to The Game – whose real name, according to the Associated Press is Jayceon Terrell Taylor, but who uses the name Charles Louboutin on Twitter – and in his tweeting late that afternoon. While, according to the AP, officers have not been able to speak with the rapper about the incident, Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said the information uncovered will be sent to prosecutors in a few days and The Game could face several misdemeanor charges.
The possibility of charges has not stopped The Game from tweeting. While the tweets with the office number are no longer in the timeline, mention of the incident is ongoing. On Aug. 13, he tweeted that posting the sheriff’s number was a mistake. He added, “Yall can track a tweet down but cant solve murders! Dat was an accident but maybe now yall can actually do yall job !!! #iSpeak4ThePeople.”
On Aug. 14 he added, “I can see it now: ‘What u in 4 homie … robbery. What about u dog … Murder. Aye … What u in here 4 game … (Pokes Chest Out) A Tweet’ !!!”
The sheriff’s number was listed, according to the AP as the number to call if interested in an internship with the artist.