Rapper MC Hammer was arrested Thursday for obstructing a police officer in Dublin, CA. just east of Oakland according to Fox News on Feb. 24. The 90s rapper suggested thee may have been some racial profiling going on when he tweeted about the incident.
The Police’s Story
Police spokesman Herb Walters told CNN that Hammer was found in a vehicle with expired registration and he was not the registered owner of the vehicle. When questioned as to who the registered owner was, the police office alleges MC became “very argumentative and refused to answer.”
That’s when the officer arrested Hammer “on suspicion of resisting an officer and obstructing an officer in the performance of his duties,” according to Walters. The incident took place at the Hacienda Crossings shopping center.
The rapper/dancer claims through his tweets that this “chubby elvis looking dude was tapping on my car window, I rolled down the window and he said ‘Are you on parole or probation?'”
Then, Hammer continues, as he was handing the police officer his identification, the cop reached through the window and tried to forcibly remove MC from the car. He tweeted the following:
“only thing more dangerous than a scared man with a gun, is a scared man with an agenda, a gun and a badge.”
“It was comical to me until he pulled out his guns, blew his whistle and yelled for help (MallCop) !!! But make no mistake he’s dangerous.”
“I will now answer his question, contrary to his personal beliefs, all people of color are not on parole or probation fat boy!!!”
Hammer was booked at the Santa Rita Jail and released on bail pending charges. He is to appear in court next month and police can use that time to determine any charges. No drugs or illegal substances were suspected in the arrest.
In spite of the tweets, Hammer says he isn’t bitter and calls the experience “a teachable moment.”
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