Meek Mill was arrested on reckless endangerment charges Thursday night, accused of riding an illegal dirt bike and posting a clip of it on Instagram, cops said.
Mill, real name Robert Rihmeek Williams, 30, was arrested at about 10:15 p.m. at the corner of 10th Ave. and Dyckman St., cops said.
An NYPD spokesman said Mill was seen on Instagram, with no helmet, popping wheelies, in Inwood, Wednesday at about 8:23 p.m.
Mill’s fans on Instagram said he broadcasted a live stream on Instagram after cops stopped him.
“That level of investigation is normally reserved for heinous crimes, not for petty offenses like doing a wheelie on the street where you’re endangering no one’s life but your own,” Tacopina said.
Tacopina reportedly says police saw his client doing the stunt Wednesday but did nothing at the time. Instead, they analyzed the video, then picked him up while he was attending a nearby children’s basketball clinic.
“It really stinks of obvious targeting an individual who is a celebrity and maybe who law enforcement don’t like, and it’s not what the system is supposed to be about,” Tacopina said. He alleges prosecutors may seek felony reckless endangerment charges.
“If his name was John Smith, he wouldn’t have even been arrested,” the lawyer said. “You could go to 110th St. and Dyckman right now and you’ll see 10 kids popping wheelies on their bikes. Nobody gets arrested.“
Listen to Meeks IG Livestream of the incident below.