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DMX charged with attempted theft of a car

June 26, 2004|From Reuters

Rapper DMX was arrested Thursday night at New York's JFK airport; officials said Friday that he and a friend had attempted to pass themselves off as FBI agents and steal a car.

DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, 33, and a man police identified as Jackie Hudgins, 41, were charged with attempted robbery, criminal mischief and criminal impersonation, airport spokesman Tony Ciavolella said.

"Mr. Simmons and the other man stopped a man in his vehicle inside a parking lot and stated that they were federal agents," Ciavolella said. "They tried to force him out of his car with the intent of taking his car."

After they drove through a tollgate barrier, the men were arrested by airport police, the spokesman said.

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