John and Ken

John and Ken

Listen to John and Ken Weekdays from 1 PM - 4 PM on KFI AM 640!Full Bio


LA County DA Takes Interest in John Legend's Almost-Car-Theft Incident

View of Los Angeles City Hall

Photo: Getty Images

Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon's office has taken an interest in a case in which singer John Legend almost had his expensive Porsche stolen last week.

John Legend was in a recording studio when a burglar tried to take his Porsche on Monday, according to TMZ. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, a man approached the Legend's car, climbed inside, and searched for the keys or another way to start it.

Some prosecutors in the office are calling it "special treatment for a high-profile supporter" of Gascon.

"An attempted vehicle theft is a crime which George Gascon barely seems interested in prosecuting," Deputy District Attorney John Lewin told Fox News Digital about his boss's priorities. 

John Harlan, the DA's acting head deputy requested updates on the case in an email to the prosecution on Wednesday.

Fox News Digital was able to secure a copy of the correspondence.

"News outlets are reporting that an unarmed person was arrested for attempting to steal John Legend's Porsche somewhere in Los Angeles – case potentially due today," the email reads. "Please be on the lookout for this case," Harlan wrote before asking got be notified via text message along with two others if the case appears in the DA's records. 

According to Gascon's office,

"It is the routine practice for the Head Deputy of the Charge Evaluation Division to seek information on all cases generating media interest. 
"This helps ensure that the office is better prepared to promptly respond to inquiries regarding cases that are of interest to the public. This matter was treated the same way any media case is treated by the filing unit."

John Legend has publicly stated his support in a tweet when Gascon took office:

"George Gascón, our new DA in Los Angeles, just announced some major reforms on his first day... Proud to have supported his election. This is the kind of change we voted for and the kind of change we need to bring our system closer to true justice." 

Join the conversation with Yappa

Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content