Travis Barker Claims LAPD Crossed The Line During Traffic Stop
Travis Barker took to the Twittersphere to vent about an officer’s behavior during a recent traffic stop and now the Los Angeles Police Department wants to have a face-to-face meeting with the Blink-182 drummer.
If this were the early 90’s — we’d think this was a trap, but the L.A.P.D. is asking that Barker meet them to discuss the events that transpired when he was pulled over on Sunday because of tinted windows. Attention was first brought to the incident when Barker, who has 975,462 Twitter followers, tweeted:
“Officer FARD of LAPD, get a life man. Find some bank robbers or do something productive 2 do with your time. I know high school was hard 4 u.”
That statement alone just seems like your basic frustration when issued a ticket — nothing very controversial about that. It was most likely his following tweet that raised questions about how the officer in question conducted himself during what should have been a routine traffic stop:
“Pullin me over interrogating me & acting like u did over tinted windows till u scared the piss out my kids was uncalled 4. Job well done man”
TMZ reports that Sgt. Riggs of the Topanga Canyon (not to be confused with Sgt. Martin Riggs of ‘Lethal Weapon’ fame) station is attempting to reach out to the tattooed stickman, to get his side of the story and to, “possibly discuss the situation with the officers involved.” Barker’s people declined to discuss whether or not they would take the invitation, saying that they were handling the situation privately with the L.A.P.D.