June 9, 1995 in Nation/World

Robbery Suspect Blames Song Lyrics

Associated Press

A 19-year-old charged with robbery told police the lyrics of a rap song made him do it.

But the rapper, known as Master P, said that if his fan had paid attention he would have heard the moral: “Now you know, crime don’t pay.”

“You’ve got to listen to the whole tape,” he said.

Jeffrey Alan Hohn pleaded innocent Wednesday to four counts of robbery and was jailed. He is accused of robbing three liquor stores and a patron at an automatic teller.

Hohn claimed he was inspired by rap music, police said, particularly the song “211” from Master P’s “The Ghetto is Trying to Kill Me” tape.

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