Hip-hop DJ, Grandmaster Flash, is five times as furious as the Grandmaster and the Furious Five combined.
And rightfully so!
The 57-year-old Barbados native left his white Dodge Charger in a Manhattan garage on the evening of July 16. Just an hour and a half later, when the he went to retrieve it, he was informed that the parking attendant had given his vehicle to someone else, thinking it was him.
Grandmaster Flash, whose real name is Joseph Saddler, tweeted out several times to inform his followers of the incident.
“I parked my Whip in this Garage on 23 and 6th 2 stores up from Tec Serve—came back 2 hrs later the car attendant says OMG I’ve given your car to someone else by Accident with NO ID No license—he didn’t even ask him to describe the car or its contents,” Flash wrote. “He said the Guy looks like me so if you go to this 101 Car Park—at 101 W-212 221-6111 ask them what happened to Grandmasters car this is not right.”
Grandmaster continued to inform his followers, posting a picture of his car, as well as the sign for the parking garage. He then explained the legal action he plans to take with this situation.
“Had to get a Lawyer for this attendant Giving my car away to somebody that LOOKs like me SMH—to all my peoples stay with me this must be dealt with—the supervisor and their Lawyer are gonna go at it,” Grandmaster said. “I put my car in a Garage in their care So the question If your car is not safe in a Parkin garage then Where???? I’m gonna get more on this Hip Hop.”
Following the incident, Flash filed a police report for his stolen car.
A spokesman for the New York Police Department, Detective Martin Speechley, told NBC News that the crime is categorized a grand larceny auto.
The worst part of the whole ordeal, as the hip-hop DJ explains, is that he had his equipment was in the car when it was stolen.
“If you haven’t heard, Flash’s car is missing, and the worst part about it is that it was full of priceless vintage records and equipment,” the musician’s team posted. “Care is bad enough. Records + equipment=life. The whole situation seems negligent.”
Grandmaster’s hunt for his car has been going on for over a week now.