Rapper could face charges tied to flash mob calls

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)
August 13, 2011 5:56:09 PM PDT
A rapper could face criminal charges after a tweet from his account incited a telephone flash mob that overwhelmed the emergency phone system at one of busiest stations of the Los Angeles County sheriff's department, the agency said Saturday.

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