Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Jim Jones Arrested
Rapper Jim Jones was arrested Sunday night (April 5) in New Jersey, on an outstanding warrant, all while giving followers on his Twitter page updates during the incident.
The 32-year-old rapper (real name: Joseph Guilermo Jones II) updated fans right from the beginning at around 9:20 p.m. "Just got pulled over by the boys," he wrote. "Of all days I decide to drive by myself ... let's see how this plays out."
Jones was reportedly driving a 2007 black Bentley in New Jersey, when he was stopped by police. He was immediately arrested after officers discovered he had an outstanding warrant for an unpaid ticket from 2005."
"Well, it didn't go the way I wanted," he continued. "I'm in the precinct, but I will have my phone, they ain't trippin'. They said just procedure."
He was released a little over an hour after the arrest. Despite the hassle of being hauled down to the station, Jimmy had a little fun. According to the rapper, the police were cool, and he had a laugh when they had to count his money.
"Misssses officer let me go, the funny part was watching them have to count all the money in my pocket," Jones said. "I must say they were very cool."
The arrest came from an unpaid parking ticket from 2005 for $120. Police told local news station WPIX that Jones paid the ticket and was released.
In addition to paying the ticket, he was issued a summons for driving without a front license plate.
After it was all said and done, Jones had this advice for his Twitter followers: "make sure u pay old tickets."
words by Allen Starbury