Rapper Jim Jones was arrested today after he “got out of line” with a police officer in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. The cop was handling a parking complaint in front of Jim’s home when the incident happened.
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 outstanding warrants, Jones denied their existence and became disorderly, according to police reports.
Damn Jimmy! You gotta follow the rules, man.