After leaving his car abandoned in last week’s snowstorm, a parking ticket still on the windshield, rapper Jim Jones was arrested after he “became belligerent” and was found to have outstanding warrants, a New Jersey news site is reporting.
Fair Lawn Police Sgt. James Corcoran was having the car towed when Jones — a Fair Lawn resident whose real name is Joseph G. Jones — showed up and asked the sergeant what he was doing, police said.
According to Sgt. Richard Schultz, the ticket was placed on the car last week and still hadn’t been moved despite borough requirements that allow for street plowing.
“Deeming the car abandoned, the sergeant was in the process of having it towed and removed from the roadway when Jones approached and inquired what the sergeant was doing,” Schultz said.
“As the sergeant was attempting to explain,” he said, “Jones agreed to remove the vehicle from the roadway and pay the towing fee.”
During the conversation, the sergeant learned that the co-founder of the Diplomats had active warrants for not answering two previous summonses in Municipal Court: one for failing to remove snow from his sidewalk in April 2011 (a $43 ticket) and the other for failing to yield to an emergency vehicle in Paterson a year earlier ($150).
According to Schultz, Jones “became belligerent and uncooperative when told of the warrants.” READ MORE....