The Game Fans Duped Into Calling Sheriff’s Department After Twitter Prank

Posted Aug 16, 2011

On Friday night, a tweet was sent out by rapper The Game to his 580,000 followers suggesting that if people want to become an intern for him, then call a phone number that was listed. It turns out that phone number was for the Compton Sheriff’s Department. The flood of phone calls prevented deputies from being able to respond quickly to emergency situations. The Game denied that he wrote the tweet. ?@wackstar hacked my Twitter earlier?.. Arrest him police? He is to blame. #TellinOnYouDemetrius.? A criminal investigation has been initiated for this case. [LA Times]