Grandmaster Flash's Car Given Away by Parking Attendant

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The parking attendant told Grandmaster Flash he had given the car away to someone else, thinking the person he turned to car over to was the musician.

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police have launched an investigation after hip-hop heavyweight Grandmaster Flash's car was given away at a Manhattan parking garage.

A New York Police Department spokesman said on Friday that the incident happened on July 16 around 7:30 p.m.

Police say Grandmaster Flash, whose real name is Joseph Saddler, parked his 2014 Dodge Charger in the garage in Chelsea. When he returned more than an hour later, the attendant told him he had given the car away to someone else. Police say the attendant said he "made a mistake," thinking the person he turned to car over to was Grandmaster Flash.

Detectives are investigating the incident as grand larceny. The car has not been found.

A man who answered the phone at the parking garage on Friday night declined to comment.

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