Some fans of Lil Uzi Vert were surprised to find out that a phone number they believed to be the rapper’s led to a very different source. After Uzi’s number was supposedly shared in posts on both Facebook and Snapchat, fans immediately dialed in only to be greeted by the Baraboo, Wisc. police department’s non-emergency line.
“Our communications center has been inundated with phone calls asking for a specific rapper by the name of ‘Lil Uzi,’” Baraboo Police Captain Robert Sinden told the local FOX news station. He added the station received upwards of 100 calls per hour since Jan. 10, though as of yesterday (Jan. 12) the surge has started to ease up.
“We made some changes to our system to allow for a recording to let people know that this was indeed not Uzi’s number. This is a police department,” Captain Sinden said.
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