Police records show that the LAPD arrested a Tupac Amaru Shakur for assault with a deadly weapon last month. Wait what? Isn’t Tupac dead? On paper the arrest would stoke speculation from the most sophisticated of hip-hop conspiracy theorists. The 45-year-old is listed at 5’10, 165 pounds on the police report; not far off from the 5’9, 168 pounds Pac is documented as having been. And what is even more ironic is that the two men share the same exact birth date: June 16, 1971.
This in’t the first time local police have found themselves cuffing this “Tupac Shakur,” and by now they know it’s just Clarence Campbell, who has took on the Tupac alias and been providing police with Pac’s information for some time now. TMZ was able to obtain a snapshot of Campbell’s paperwork from the precinct, and while his government name is attached, his identity was initially inked in as Tupac Amaru Shakur. Wow!