MC Hammer Arrested In Obstructing Officer Case
Rapper MC Hammer tweeted a series of statements Saturday which detailed his side of the story two days after he was arrested in Northern California for allegedly obstructing an officer.
Among his Tweets, Hammer said that he was asked whether he was on parole or probation before the officer tried to pull him out of his vehicle Thursday night.
According to police in Dulbin — east of Oakland — Hammer was in a vehicle with expired registration and he was not the registered owner.
The rap and dance icon was arrested on suspicion of resisting an officer and obstructing an officer in the performance of his duties, according to police spokesman Herb Walters.
The incident occurred at the Hacienda Crossings shopping center.
Hammer began his Twitter rant on Saturday with:
”Chubby elvis looking dude was tapping on my car window, I rolled down the window and he said ‘Are you on parole or probation?’”
“While I was handing him my ID he reached in my car and tried to pull me out the car but forgot he was on a steady donut diet,” Hammer continued.
“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.”
Hammer, 50, was booked and released on bail from Santa Rita Jail, Walters said.
A court date has been scheduled for next month, and police have until that time to decide on any charges. According to police, no drugs or alcohol were suspected in the incident.
In another tweet, Hammer fires shots at the officers, saying:
“only thing more dangerous than a scared man with a gun, is a scared man with an agenda, a gun and a badge.”
“I will now answer his question, contrary to his personal beliefs, all people of color are not on parole or probation fat boy!!!,” wrote Hammer, later adding he thought of his arrest as “a teachable moment” and an “eye opener.”
Hammer has been enjoying a bit of a resurgence in his career…the emcee took the stage with “Gangnam Style” Korean performer Psy during the American Music Awards last November.
Hammer performed “Too Legit to Quit,” which was released more than 20 years ago.
Ashton Tyler | Elite.