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PnB Rock arrested in Burbank on suspicion of hitting several cars during street race

A white BMW sedan with its front end severely damaged sits in the 300 block of West Alameda Avenue after allegedly being involved in a street race on Sunday, Jan. 26, according to Burbank police.
A white BMW sedan with its front end severely damaged sits in the 300 block of West Alameda Avenue after allegedly being involved in a street race on Sunday, Jan. 26, according to Burbank police.
(Courtesy of the Burbank Police Department)

Philadelphia-born rapper PnB Rock was arrested in Burbank on Sunday after allegedly crashing into several parked vehicles while street racing and injuring two people as a result.

An officer with the Burbank Police Department was in the 300 block of Alameda Avenue on an unrelated call around 12:15 a.m. when he reportedly saw two cars racing down the street.

It’s estimated that the vehicles reached speeds nearing 100 mph.

Shortly into the race, one of the cars, a white BMW sedan, struck three vehicles parked along Alameda Avenue.

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Two other officers also in the area saw the collision take place, according to a statement from department spokesman Sgt. Derek Green.

One of the cars ended up on its side, and the other vehicle involved in the race took off from the scene.

Green said a woman was seated in one of the parked vehicles and suffered minor injuries. She was treated at the scene.

When officers contacted the driver of the BMW, they reportedly smelled marijuana on him and found him in possession of the drug.

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The driver was with another man who was sitting in the front passenger seat of the car and suffered serious injuries, according to Green.

When paramedics arrived to treat the man, they saw that he was wearing a black satchel across his chest that needed to be removed.

“The passenger gave officers consent to remove and search the satchel. Inside the satchel, officers found a loaded handgun,” Green said.

The driver of the vehicle was then taken into custody and identified as 28-year-old Rakim Allen, PnB Rock’s legal name.

He was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and reckless driving.

Authorities also impounded his white BMW, according to Green. Allen was eventually released on $100,000 bail later in the day.

The injured passenger was identified as a 22-year-old from Philadelphia who remains hospitalized.

Green said he was not booked because of his injuries but was given a citation for carrying a loaded firearm.

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Officers are searching for the second driver and vehicle involved in the race, which is believed to be a blue and silver Rolls Royce Wraith.

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