Thanks to a curbside parking issue in his Fair Lawn neighborhood in New Jersey, “Ballin'” rapper Jimmy Jones got taken in after poppin’ off on the police officer who was issuing a citation. And to add to fuel to the fire, he found two outstanding warrants for a motor vehicle violation and not removing snow from his sidewalk. Gangsta.
The Fair Lawn-Saddlebrook Patch reports:
Jones, whose legal name is Joseph, was charged with disorderly conduct and obstruction for refusing to peaceably settle two outstanding warrants for his arrest, Lt. Derek Bastinck said.
Sgt. James Corcoran was in the process of responding to a complaint of a snowbound and illegally parked car outside Jones’ home at the corner of Grunauer Place and Ward Street, when Jones approached him to ask what he was doing, Bastinck said.
Bastinck said when Corcoran proceeded to run Jones’ name through a police database, he found two warrants out for Jones’ arrest — one from Paterson for a motor vehicle violation and one from Fair Lawn for failure to remove snow from his sidewalk.
When Corcoran asked Jones to go with him to police headquarters to settle both outstandings warrants, Jones denied their existence and became disorderly, according to police reports.
“If [people with outstanding warrants] agree, we’ll just have them come down and pay what they owe,” Bastinck said, “but if they don’t agree, they’re placed under arrest.”
As a result of his failure to cooperate, Jones was arrested and taken into police custody, Bastinck said.
On a side note–if the car Jimmy was inquiring about was his/his family’s–and we assume it was–and the cop didn’t give him a valid reason why it was being cited, it’s understandable someone would get a bit pissed. But in that area of Jersey….that may not have gone over well.
Chrissy‘s going to love this….