Oct 7, 2007

Warrant Issued for Beanie Sigel Arrest

Beanie Sigel will is schedule to surrender to police on Monday (October 8) on charges of theft and unauthorized use of an automobile, because he allegedly failed to return a rental car for over a month.

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Sigel - who's license is suspended - rented a 2007 Nissan Altima from a Payless Rental Car service in Philadelphia on July 23.

The car was due back to Payless on August 13, but police claim Sigel never returned the car.

While Payless continued to charge Sigel's credit card for holding on to the car, the company reported the vehicle stolen on September 6.

Someone returned the car to Payless on Friday, just as detectives went to Sigel's home in the suburb of Lansdale to arrest him, police said. It had accumulated $5,000 in late fees.

"We've learned that a warrant was issued for his arrest for failure to return a vehicle," said Sigel's attorney, Fortunato Perri. "Apparently there was some misunderstanding over when it was to be returned or whether or not payment was continuing to be made."

Perri said he was working out a time for Sigel to surrender on Monday.

"The car has been returned," Perri said. "And whatever money is owed to the company has been paid or will be paid shortly."

The dispute is the latest in a series of problems for Sigel.

He spent a year in federal prison on a gun charge, then was acquitted of attempted murder in August 2005, a month after he left prison. He was briefly jailed in late 2005 for failing to pay $27,000 in child support. The following year, he told police he was shot by men who surrounded him and stole his cash and jewelry.

Early this year, a federal judge extended his supervised release amid allegations that he violated parole.

Sigel's albums include "The Truth," "The Reason" and "The B. Coming." He starred in the 2002 film "State Property" and its 2005 sequel, "State Property 2."


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