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Rapper Whose Tweets Caused Trouble May be Charged

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    Los Angeles based rapper The Game pictured here not tweeting to his 580,000 followers.

    It's the latest example of how powerful, and occasionally disruptive, social media can be.

    "It brought the station to a stand-still momentarily," said L.A. County Sheriff's Department spokesman Steve Whitmore. "We can't have that happen.'

    After what happened Friday night, the Sheriff's Department is saying game over to "The Game," who also goes by "Game."

    That's how fans know Jayceon Terrell Taylor. And with over half a million followers on Twitter, people definitely watch "The Game."

    On Friday, "The Game" posted a phone number for people to find out how they could become his intern. Trouble is, it wasn't really his phone number. It was the phone number for the L.A. County Sheriff's Department Compton Station.

    "The dispatcher couldn't keep up with the calls," said Whitmore. "They were missing 911 calls because so many calls were coming in."

    "The Game," hasn't exactly apologized. He Tweeted over the weekend, "'ya'll can track a tweet down but can't solve murders! dat was an accident but maybe now yall can actually do yall job.'

    And now "The Game" may face criminal charges for delaying or obstructing law enforcement officers.

    "The Game" offered a slightly less offhand explanation Monday, saying someone had hacked into his account. He may still face criminal charges. The incident also had another effect. "The Game" gained thousands of new followers.

     

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