Five people from 6ix9ineThe security team faced serious legal issues after they allegedly chased down a man who allegedly recorded the rapper on a cell phone in New York City.
According to documents obtained through XXL on Monday July 19, Sammy Sprouse of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Christian and Egardo Cortez of Bridgeport, Connecticut, Kristian Fuhse of Pompano Beach, Fla., and Daniel Laperuta, a former detective with the New York Police Department in Central Valley, NY, were all charged today by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance and charged with first degree theft, second degree theft and first degree identity theft.
Laperuta has also been charged with falsely reporting a third-degree incident in connection with the former officer falsely claiming to be a member of the NYPD and in a 911 call that the victim, a 34-year-old man, was threatening the other. individuals from Tekashi’s security team with a gun.
Based on court documents and statements, the victim and his girlfriend spotted 6ix9ine and the Brooklyn Rhymer Protection Team as he was driving in Harlem, NY on August 9, 2020. When the group of men noticed the victim recording the rapper on a cell phone, they yelled at him, then chased the victim in three SUVs for 20 blocks as he drove away. The vehicles featured both flashing lights and sirens while pursuing the victim.
The document further notes that when the victim attempted to report an NYPD officer in a marked vehicle, former Detective Laperuta showed a retired NYPD membership card, telling officers the victim had threatened them with a firearm. Laperuta then joined the pursuit. The former officer called 911 as other members of the rapper’s security followed the man. Laperuta also claimed a second time that the victim threatened himself and his colleagues with a gun when he went to the 28th NYPD police station to file a complaint.
6ix9ineVictim’s safety eventually caught up with the victim and put him in his car with their SUVs on 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard in New York City, and forced the man to stop his car.
Sammy Sprouse approached the victim, opened his car door, undid the victim’s seat belt and pulled the man’s arm, knocking his phone out of his hands. Kristian Fuhse then tapped his foot on the cell phone. The victim attempted to get out of his car and struggled with Egardo Cortez while trying to retrieve the phone.
Laperuta then approached the group of men with his hand on his gun, which was in its holster. Christian Cortez pointed a taser at the victim. Soon after, an unmarked police car arrived with flashing lights, and Tekashi’s security team fled in their SUVs.
Following the incident, Laperuta attempted to file a complaint with the 28th NYPD Police Station, once again claiming that the victim pointed a gun at the security team. However, when an NYPD lieutenant questioned the validity of Laperuta’s claims, the former officer retracted his complaint and left the compound.
Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance said of the incident: “A celebrity entourage is not a police department, and Manhattan is not the Old West. As it is claimed, these highly paid vigilantes marched through the streets of Harlem with flashing sirens in order to follow a man Along the way, a retired NYPD detective attempted to cover up their conduct by lying to his former colleagues and repeatedly claiming that the victim threatened to shoot them Above. False reports, especially on firearms, can have devastating consequences and luckily no one was injured or killed in the police response. “
XXL contacted a representative for 6ix9ine for a comment.
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