Tech N9ne A ‘Riot Maker’: Police Give Differing Account

Jun 25 2011

Just days after news first broke of a violent incident at Tech N9ne’s tour stop in Petaluma, CA, police are giving quite a different account of just what occured that night. Initial reports claimed that an individual attempted to steal merchandise during the show, and when confronted, pulled out a knife. Tom Gaffey, manager of the venue, and local police are now giving two very different accounts of the criminal act. All this after police pointed the finger at hip hop music as the cause of violent outbreaks. has published an article quoting Tom Gaffey’s official take:

“He (the suspect) tried to steal a belt buckle, and the ‘merch’ guy then escorted him out of the building,” said Gaffey. “He then went to his car, came back and tried to pick a fight with a security worker outside the theater.”

Meanwhile, Sgt. Andrew Urton of the Petaluma Police Department maintains that the suspect did indeed brandish a knife when a worker attempted to retrieve the stolen merchandise. The unfortunate incident has now raised safety concerns for the venue, which has suffered from a string of violent issues. As local authorities continue to sort out the issue, Tech N9ne’s All 6’s And 7’s Tour rolls on through the rest of the country.

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