Oops! LeBron James and Miami police in trouble for unauthorized escort
While hundreds of fans sat in bumper-to-bumper traffic Friday evening clamoring to get to Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z's "Legends of Summer" show in Miami, basketball superstar LeBron James received a police escort allowing him to travel into oncoming traffic.
Now James, who helped his Miami Heat team win the 2013 NBA Championship, and the Miami-Dade Police Department have come under fire for giving the All-Star baller preferential treatment after he captured the trip to Sun Life Stadium in the following Instagram video.
They treat us so well! Needed it cause traffic was nuts!! http://t.co/UIWRZE2BVQ— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 17, 2013
"This was not a scheduled escort and although all safety precautions were taken, the department has identified these actions as a violation of departmental policy," the police department said in a statement. "The Miami-Dade Police Department will continue to look into the matter."
James's message has been retweeted and favorited more than 700 times.
"[W]hat a waste of tax payers $$$," Jon Blum (@jonblum7) tweeted.
And for anyone who was wondering, James made it to the concert just fine. He tweeted the following video from the show:
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