Rapper could face charges tied to flash mob calls

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FILE - Rapper The Game appears on stage during MTV's "Total Request Live" show at the MTV Times Square Studios, in this Nov. 13, 2006 file photo taken in New York. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has opened a criminal investigation Friday Aug. 12, 2011 after the rapper tweeted the number for the sheriff's Compton station, prompting hundreds of calls and overwhelming the emergency phone system. (AP Photo/Jeff Christensen, File)
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FILE - Rapper The Game appears on stage during MTV's "Total Request Live" show at the MTV Times Square …

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County prosecutors will decide this week whether to press charges against The Game, after a tweet from the rapper's account incited a telephone flash mob that overwhelmed the emergency phone system at a sheriff's station.

Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said Sunday that agency officials will send the results of their criminal investigation to the district attorney's office in the next few days.

Whitmore says The Game, whose real name is Jayceon Terrell Taylor, could face a number of misdemeanor counts. Deputies have yet to make contact with the rapper.

The sheriff's department alleges The Game tweeted the Compton station's phone number on Friday and told his 580,000 followers to call the number if they wanted an internship. He later tweeted that his account had been hacked.

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