“Iiiiiiiiin West Philadelphia, born and raised/on a playground is where I spent most of my days/Chilling out, maxing, relaxing all cool all…
Stop right there! Singing the next line may get you arrested; at least that’s what happened to a high school student in Pennsylvania who had the classic ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ theme song on his phone.
Schools across Beaver County were placed on lockdown Thursday after one person misheard a student’s voicemail.
Police said a worker calling to confirm a doctor’s appointment with an Ambridge High School student heard the theme song to the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” when she attempted to call. The worker said she called police when she misheard the lyrics — which she claimed said “shooting people outside of school.”
The actual lyrics to the song say “shooting some b-ball outside of school.”
The call to 911 forced the entire district into lockdown for about 30 minutes and police said they detained the 19-year-old student for three hours while searching his locker, before determining that it was all one big misunderstanding.
“He was afraid and embarrassed. Obviously staff at the doctor’s office was embarrassed about the whole thing too,” said Ambridge police Officer Mike Natale.