Game’s Tweet Irks Officers

The Game could face criminal charges after a message from his Twitter account directed his 580,000 followers to call a phone number, which in turn jammed the lines of a busy Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department office for hours.

The tweet encouraged fans to phone in if they wanted an internship with the rapper and when the calls kept coming, officials with the department were seeing red.

“This was beyond irresponsible,” Capt. Mike Parker told the Los Angeles Times. “The deputies’ ability to answer the phones and dispatch personnel to help these people in danger was significantly impeded.”

The rapper later posted that his account had been hacked, but also said it was an accident.

“Yall can track a tweet down but cant solve murders!” the tweet said. “Dat was an accident but maybe now yall can actually do yall job!”

Sheriffs questioned the claim otherwise. They noted to the Times that a back-and-forth exchange between the rapper and another man on Twitter appeared to escalate with posts that included expletives and personal phone numbers before The Game tweeted the number for the Compton Sheriff’s Station.

The department documented the events and turned information over to the district attorney’s office.

The Game could reportedly face charges related to obstruction of justice or delaying a peace officer.