Renowned rapper, MC Hammer was on Thursday arrested in Northern California for allegedly obstructing an officer. The rapper disclosed this on his Tweeter page on Saturday.
Hammer, whose real names are Stanley Kirk Burrell was reportedly sitting in a car outside a shopping center in Dublin, a city east of Oakland, when a police officer approached him. “Chubby elvis looking dude was tapping on my car window, I rolled down the window and he said ‘Are you on parole or probation?’ Hammer said on Twitter. While I was handing him my ID he reached my car and tried to pull me out the car but forgot he was on a steady donut diet…. 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 …. only thing more dangerous than a scared man with a gun, is a scared man with an agenda, a gun and a badge. I was citied for obstruction smh.”
Dublin Police said , Hammer was found in a vehicle with expired registration, registered in the name of another person “After asking Hammer who the registered owner was he became very argumentative and refused to answer the officer’s questions,” police spokesman Herb Walters said on CNN. Hammer was arrested on suspicion of resisting an officer and obstructing an officer in the performance of his duties; he was booked and released on bail from Santa Rita Jail, with a court date set for next month. Hammer concluded his tweeted account of the incident by describing it as a “teachable moment” and an “eye opener.” “I will now answer his question,” he wrote. “Contrary to his personal beliefs, all people of color are not on parole or probation fat boy!!!”