Rapper The Game could face criminal charges after he played a Twitter prank on the Los Angeles emergency services.
The rapper, whose real name is Jayceon Taylor, tweeted on his account Twitter.com/thegame that fans could call a given number and apply for an internship working for him, but the number given was the Compton area of Los Angeles‘ equivalent of the ‘999’ number and took callers straight through to the Sheriff’s department.
According to TMZ, so many people tried to apply to be The Game‘s intern that the lines were jammed and people calling with emergencies may have been denied access. The police reported that despite them answering the phone with a formal statement of where callers were ringing, many still asked if they could speak to The Game.
When the rapper was informed of this by police, he responded by tweeting: “Yall can track a tweet down, but you can’t solve murders. That was an accident. But maybe you can all do your job.”
The police have said that they are planning to file the complaint to the District Attorney, who will decide whether to charge the rapper. If they decide to do so, he could be prosecuted on grounds of delaying or obstructing a peace officer in the performance of their duties.