The legend who paved the way to the modern rap industry, M.C. Hammer, was arrested earlier this week while stopped at the Hacienda Crossings Shopping Center. The charges? Resisting an officer, and obstructing an officer in the performance of his/her duties.
Stanley Kirk Burrell, more widely known by the famous moniker “M.C. Hammer” and known for his hits “U Can’t Touch This” and “2 Legit to Quit,” was sitting in his car in the shopping center at around 10:00p.m. on Thursday when he was approached by the officer.
Thus far, it is unclear what prompted the arrest, but Burrell offered his side of the story via Twitter.
According to Burrell, the officer approached his car and tapped on the window. When Burrell rolled it down, the officer asked him if he was “on parole or probation?” Burrell found the encounter comical, up until the officer drew his fun, blew his whistle, and yelled for help. Burrell concluded his recounting by saying the officer was “dangerous.”
Dublin Police Services Sgt. Herb Walters, when asked to comment on Burrell’s relaying of the arrest, said via email, “We patrol the area of Hacienda Crossings Shopping Center, especially at nighttime hours. That is about all I can say for now.”
The Tracy resident was cited and released following the arrest.
(Source: Pleasanton Weekly)