DICKSON, Tenn. — A Houston man whose YouTube videos include a rap song about ATM theft is one of four men charged with robbing an ATM technician in Tennessee, authorities said.
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Ladesion Riley, 30, who raps as 213 Jugg god on YouTube, was arrested after leaving a Motel 6 in Dickson on Monday, WZTV reported. The Nashville Metropolitan Police Department said Riley was arrested along with Houston residents Darius Dugas, 27; Sashondre Dugas, 32; and Christopher Alton, 27, according to the broadcaster.
The men are accused of robbing an ATM technician while he was servicing a Bank of America machine in Dickson around 10:30 a.m. CDT, according to the broadcaster. All four are charged federally, WZTV reported.
Police say two of the men approached the technician and took money from him, WSMV-TV reported. Detectives determined that one of the vehicles used in the alleged robbery, a Hyundai Elantra, was leased from Hertz, according to the broadcaster.
Detectives used information from the rental car company to track down the Hyundai and a brown Jeep that had also been rented at the same time, in the parking lot of Motel 6 in Dickson, WSMV reported.
Authorities said bags of cash were found in the Jeep, WTVF reported.
Riley, who uses a stage name on YouTube, recently shared a music video titled “Make it Home.” In the video, Riley raps about the frequent theft of out-of-state ATMs.
“If you’re going to rap about it, turn around and get caught, that’s up to you,” Douglas Griffith, president of the Houston Police Officers’ Union, told KPRC-TV. “You shouldn’t do stupid bullshit, and you definitely shouldn’t break the law and talk about it.”
The Houston Police Officers Union mocked Riley in a Facebook post after his arrest.
Stealing an ATM is a federal crime and the FBI is investigating the matter, WTVF reported.
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