Saturday, August 19, 2006
Beans Says He'll Tell Us What Happened...Later
Investigators don't believe Beanie Sigel was robbed and shot a block from his boyhood home three months ago, as the rapper claimed at the time, a detective said."No one believes him. We don't believe he was shot where he said he was shot," Detective Tracy Byard told the Philadelphia Daily News for Wednesday's editions. "There's a million-and-one holes in his story."
The 32-year-old rapper told police on May 25 that he was boxed in by two cars and then surrounded by several men. He was robbed of a watch and a chain worth $75,000 and $3,000 in cash, and then shot in the shoulder, according to the rapper's account.
But police said no one witnessed the shooting or heard any gunshots, nor were any shell casings recovered."We knocked on at least 30 doors in that area, and no one heard a thing," Byard said.In the hospital, Sigel argued with investigators when they tried to photograph his wound and questioned his story, Byard said.
Sigel briefly mentioned the shooting on a Sirius Satellite Radio show Friday night."My getting shot and somebody robbing me! Negative," Sigel said during The Aphilliates: The Streetz Is Watchin', a weekly hip-hop show. "I am on federal parole, so I can't get into details, but give me another nine months and I will tell y'all exactly what the deal was."
I've never seen a man try so hard to get noticed.
Maybe I'm wrong, but didn't Beans initially tell the cops that he'd been shot and robbed? But now he says, "Negative!" to being shot and robbed? Isn't there some kind of law against lying like that? And, if he beats the rap, should he really tell what happened? Or, should he just live, and stay the hell out of trouble?