MC Hammer Tweets About Arrest

Police did not say what prompted initial encounter

By Lori Preuitt
|  Sunday, Feb 24, 2013  |  Updated 12:52 PM EDT
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MC Hammer Tweets About Arrest

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Musician MC Hammer performs during the Dreamforce 2012 conference at the Moscone Center on September 19, 2012 in San Francisco, California.

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Rapper MC Hammer took to Twitter Saturday to comment about an encounter he had in Northern California with police that ended with the musician in handcuffs.

Hammer was arrested Thursday at 10:20 p.m. while at the Hacienda Crossings Shopping Center in Dublin, east of Oakland.

Dublin Police Services Sgt. Herb Walters said Hammer was arrested on suspicion of obstructing an officer in the performance of their duties and resisting an officer. He was cited and released.

Police did not say what sparked the incident, but the musician spelled it out in a series of tweets.

From  MC Hammer's twitter feed:

  • 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. ..
  • 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
  • You have to know me to understand I was laughing when he was grunting and pulling on me .. I had just left the weight room ..
  • I will now answer his question, contrary to his personal beliefs, all people of color are not on parole or probation fat boy !!!
  • Instead of being bitter, I'm taking the opportunity to make this a "teachable moment" and "eye opener" for my many friends & colleagues.

When asked to comment on the rapper's version of the arrest, Walters wrote in an email, "We patrol the area of Hacienda Crossings Shopping Center, especially at nighttime hours. That is about all I can say for now."

Hammer is an Oakland native and currently lives in Tracy. 

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