A drill rapper who tried to steal guns from cops and then boasted he would never be caught was apparently crying in a prison cell after his arrest last week.
Richard Sharp, a self-professed member of the Chicago-based Black Disciples street gang operating under the name Famous Richard, was arrested May 12 in Jamaica, Queens.
Authorities say the 24-year-old from Chicago was obstructing traffic with another unidentified person when police told him to leave the street.
He refused, the New York Post reports, and told officers on the scene, “I’m going to get your pipe.”
Sharp had made similar comments in the past in videos posted to his TikTok account showing him reaching for officers’ holstered guns.
And this time, a New York Police Department spokesman said, Sharp intended “to intimidate officers and raised a reasonable expectation of fear to take the officer’s firearm.”
Richard Sharp, 24, a self-declared member of the Chicago-based Black Disciples street gang operating under the name Famous Richard, was arrested May 12 in Jamaica, Queens
Sharp has since been indicted on charges of making a terrorist threat, obstructing government administration, resisting arrest, endangerment and disorderly conduct.
Following his arrest last week, Sharp made a video showing him being released from a New York City precinct.
He apparently tried to harass the police, as he is known to do in his TikTok videos, but they repeatedly turned the tables, saying he “cried in our cells when his phone was taken.”
In one such video shot in Times Square, Sharp tells an officer, “I am King David” – a reference to David Barksdale, the founder of the Black Disciples who died in 1947.
“How are you, little one?” he continues to berate the cop, who simply replies, “You’re the man who got arrested.” You cried in the cells, I remember that.’
Another video, which appeared to be shot in a Midtown Manhattan neighborhood, an officer turns to Sharp and says, “What’s up son?” You were in jail crying last week, weren’t you?’
“Who told you that?” Sharp requirements.
“I saw your brother,” the officer replies.
He then goes to another officer and asks, “I was crying in the cells?”
“You were crying in the cells, big guy,” he responds.
“Stop lying about my name. You made everyone on TikTok think I was really crying.”
Authorities say the 24-year-old from Chicago was obstructing traffic with another unidentified person when police told him to leave the street
Sharp is pictured in the Manhattan Supreme Court after being arrested
Sharp has made a name for himself with TikTok videos showing him reaching for police guns
Sharp taunted cops on TikTok saying they wouldn’t get him
The NYPD issued a security alert in April after Sharp posted TikTok videos of him approaching officers and reaching for their guns.
He also racially harassed an Asian officer in one video, but later removed it.
Sharp has 12 other arrests, including three for gun possession and a “history of assaulting law enforcement officers.”
Sharp, who was seen in footage from his arrest last week waving his arms so police could not handcuff him, has since been charged with making a terrorist threat, obstructing government administration, resisting arrest, endangerment and disorderly behavior.
Under New York law, all of these charges are eligible for bail, and Sharp was released under his own authority.
Yet he again took to social media to taunt the police and say they couldn’t catch him.
“I’m King David,” he says, appearing to leave a police station. “I’m back here… You all can’t catch me.”