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Allen Iverson to Officer: 'Don't You Know Who I Am?'

Allen Iverson to Officer: 'Don't You Know Who I Am?'

Allen Iverson [Associated Press]

Atlanta Journal Constitution via YellowBrix

April 08, 2011

ATLANTA, GA – Allen Iverson has lots and lots of fancy cars.

At least, that’s what he told an Atlanta cop in a fit of pique during a traffic stop in Buckhead last week.

The former NBA star hurled one expletive after another at the officer who pulled over his gray 2007 Lamborghini Murcielago around 6 p.m. on March 30, according to a police report obtained by the AJC Wednesday night. The stop near the intersection of Peachtree and Piedmont roads occurred because the officer saw the sports car switch lanes without signaling.

Iverson, who was a passenger in his own car, grew impatient during the stop and wanted to get out and walk to a nearby restaurant. He was getting “irate” and the driver, Antwuan Clisby, was getting “angry,” Officer S.J. Durham wrote in the report. Their behavior prompted a call for a backup officer.

The car had a dealer tag, and after running it through a computer, Durham realized it was two years old.

When a tow truck was called, Iverson got really steamed.

“Take the vehicle, I have 10 more,” he reportedly told Durham. “Police don’t have anything else [expletive] to do except [expletive] with me. … Do you know who I am?”

For the next 20 minutes, according to the officer, Iverson “went on and on” about who he was.

“I stated to Mr. Iverson, it really doesn’t matter who you are,” Durham wrote. “You tried to conceal your vehicle with a fake drive-out tag due to you not paying for your tags.”

Apparently the tag fee on a Lambo is kind of pricey. Clisby, Iverson’s driver, responded: “Would you want to pay $10,000 for a tag?”

On the “value stolen” line in the report, the officer wrote $10,000.

Iverson and his driver were released and a tow truck hauled away the Lamborghini. Clisby was cited for failure to signal while changing lanes and for driving a vehicle with an expired tag.

Iverson eventually calmed down.

He returned to the scene “and apologized for disrespecting the police,” Durham wrote. “He stated he was just upset about his car.”


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    BraggMP

    about 3 years ago

    32 Comments

    Who gives acrap who you are ????????? you are not above the law.

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    beauinlieuof

    over 3 years ago

    88 Comments

    good job officer. It doesn't matter how much money you have, if you have it buy the tags or just don't drive the car. It;s not worth the aggravation. Him appologizing to the officer that is common courtesy. respect the law.

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    CAZ

    over 3 years ago

    1428 Comments

    What do we expect from Iverson after all wasn't he the one who made the comment How can I feed my family on $14 million dollars???? ( or something to that effect ) Iverson will never change

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    tangohammerli

    over 3 years ago

    46 Comments

    We have some discretion in issuing citations. I would have cited for the tags as well! And yes, the officer did a great job maintaining his composure..

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    Fredder

    over 3 years ago

    190 Comments

    Maybe he needs to sell the Lambo, just saying.

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    kaleihuaz

    over 3 years ago

    32 Comments

    oh yea....ur that guy on mtv's pimp my ride huh

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    kaleihuaz

    over 3 years ago

    32 Comments

    hmmm he has 10 cars but can't pay $10,000 for a tag - nice

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    tdchase

    over 3 years ago

    12 Comments

    "nope I don't know who you are mind telling me again" "one more time what was your name, just so I have it correct on your citation"

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    DenverHammer

    over 3 years ago

    94 Comments

    Sure I know who you are. Here is your ticket your names on the top.

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    MidnightMike

    over 3 years ago

    470 Comments

    Bump rhood and USlawman...and good job officer ! (As we say in Virginia, "Press hard, five copies.")

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    Apparently the only person Iverson impressed was himself....

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    Rogue1

    over 3 years ago

    466 Comments

    Who you are is an arrogant little punk. Good job by the officer.

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    lanespd200

    over 3 years ago

    260 Comments

    Amen rhood, should have never given him special treatment in Virginia to begin with!, maybe things would be different!

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    KarenLee

    over 3 years ago

    3856 Comments

    Ok, I have no clue who he is either, and he's gonna go all ape poop over a friggen ticket for no turn signal, something I can gaurantee would have been turned into a warning if he would've stayed calm...sheesh

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    rhood

    over 3 years ago

    23592 Comments

    This dirtbag will never change, once a thug, always a thug.

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