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Gag Kidnapping Video Brings Police to Tyrese’s Home


Cops get weird calls from time to time. Part of the job. Early Monday they reportedly learned about actor Tyrese Gibson and an alleged kidnapping plot, according to TMZ. They got calls about a video posted online. This showed the former model in a supremely shady looking situation.

In the footage, he is in a living room, smoking a cigar, and standing menacingly over the half-naked victim, who is tied and bound on the couch. And is that the Voltron theme song playing in the background?

Nah, just a prank. The “victim” was comedian Michael Blackson. He’d been ribbing Gibson these past weeks over the actor’s high-profile personal problems. Apparently, the kidnapping “plot” was a joke between everyone involved.

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