Iconic hip-hop DJ Grandmaster Flash has been on the hunt for his car for more than a week after a parking garage attendant released it to someone else, according to the recording artist and police.
Grandmaster Flash, whose real name is Joseph Saddler, posted pictures of his white Dodge Charger on Instagram and detailed the bizarre incident in which a parking garage employee in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan claimed he accidentally let someone, who wasn't Saddler, leave with the vehicle.
Det. Martin Speechley, a spokesman for the New York Police Department, told NBC News on Friday that Saddler filed a police report about the stolen car on July 16, and the vehicle still hasn't been located. Saddler "parked his car an hour and a half. When he came back, the attendant said he had given it away," Speechley said.
"The attendant said 'I gave your car to somebody else,'" Speechley said Saddler recounted for the police report.
The crime is categorized as grand larceny auto, Speechley said.
"If the Public Garage is not safe then somebody tell me WHERE," Saddler wrote on Facebook. His team added on the Facebook page that the Dodge "was full of priceless vintage records and equipment."
"A car is one thing, but his records??? That's his life," the post said.
Two supervisors at the garage, owned by 101 Car Park LLC, refused to comment. One said he could not speak about an ongoing police investigation, and the other said to contact his lawyer, who he would not identify.