MC Hammer Arrested: Rapper In Obstructing Dublin Police Officer Case: MC Hammer released a series of tweets Saturday with his version of events two days after he was arrested in Northern California for allegedly obstructing an officer.
Hammer said in his twitter account, apparently referring to the arresting officer, who asked if he was on probation or parole before the man tried to get him out of his vehicle Thursday night ….. edition.cnn.
Police in Dublin, east of Oakland, said Hammer was in a vehicle with expired registration and he was not the registered owner.
“After asking Hammer to be the registered owner was very argumentative and refused to answer the officer’s questions,” wrote police spokesman Herb Walters Saturday night in an email to CNN.
Hammer – an icon of rap and dance in the late 1980s and 1990s – was arrested on suspicion of resisting arrest and obstructing an officer in the performance of their duties, according to police spokesman Herb Walters.
The incident occurred at the Hacienda Crossings shopping center.
Hammer tweets began Saturday with “elvis looking chubby guy was playing in the window of my car, rolled down the window and said: ‘Are you on probation or parole?”
“While I was giving my ID got in my car and tried to get the car, but forgot it was on a steady diet donut,” Hammer continued. “It was fun for me, until they pulled their guns, blew his whistle and called for help (MallCop)! But make no mistake it is dangerous.”
Hammer, 50, was booked and released from jail on bail in Santa Rita, Walters said. A court date is next month, and police have until then to decide on the charges.
No drugs or alcohol were suspected in the incident, police said. In another tweet, Hammer, born Stanley Kirk Burrell, said “the only thing more dangerous than a frightened man with a gun, is a frightened man with an agenda, a gun and a badge.”
“Now I will answer your question, contrary to their personal beliefs, all people of color are not on probation or parole fat boy!” Hammer wrote, later adding that he thought of his arrest as “a moment of education “and” open your eyes “.
Hammer, who had a hit in 1990 with “U Can not Touch This”, has been enjoying a resurgence in his career and took the stage with “Gangnam style” Psy Korean artist in the American Music Awards last November. Performed Hammer “Too Legit to Quit”, which was released over 20 years ago.