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NYPD: Parking attendant gave away Grandmaster Flash’s car

Jul 24, 2015, 11:42 PM

FILE – In this Nov. 30, 2011, file photo, Grandmaster Flash, left, and Scorpio perform at the...

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2011, file photo, Grandmaster Flash, left, and Scorpio perform at the Grammy Nominations Concert in Los Angeles. 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 says Friday, July 24, 2015, that the incident happened July 16 around 7:30 p.m. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

(AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

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 says Friday that the incident happened 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 Friday night declined to comment.

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NYPD: Parking attendant gave away Grandmaster Flash’s car