A man arrested in
April of 2002 and charged with seven counts of fraud for impersonating detained
rapper Slick Rick, was arrested after calling Rick’s home and showing up across
the street from the rapper’s house in the Bronx, New York.
Steven Glenn, 29,
of Raleigh, North Carolina, was picked up by officers from the 47th Precinct
last Thursday, after police responded to a 911 phone call from Rick’s wife,
"I got a collect
call from someone saying he was Rick," Aragones said. "As soon as
I heard his voice I knew it was that damn Steven Glenn."
Officers said Glenn
identified himself as Slick Rick. Medical workers examined Glenn and transferred
him to Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center in the Bronx, where he remains under
After being arrested
in April of 2002 for impersonating Slick Rick, Glenn was evaluated, charges
against him were dropped and he was released from State custody.
to file a restraining order against Glenn on Friday but failed, after the Bronx
Criminal Court decided she didn’t have enough evidence to prove Miller was a
On Friday, Aragones
also learned that Glenn had registered his name in the hospital as Rick Walters,
the rapper’s real name.
system is broken," Aragones continued. "I should not be harassed at
will by a crazy man and my husband should not be in jail."
Walters has been
held in a Federal prison since June of 2002 by the Immigration and Naturalization
Slick Rick was
convicted of attempted murder in the second degree in 1991.
He was sentenced
to three-and-a-third-to-ten years in prison. Rick ultimately served five years
and twelve days, two days more than the law allows.
U.S. law calls
for the deportation of foreign nationals who commit a crime in America.
Rick never obtained
American citizenship, but the law was waived for Rick due to his recording career,
the significant amounts of properties he owned, family ties and charitable work.
Rick was released
from prison in January of 1996 and was re arrested on June 1, 2002.
He was charged
with deporting himself and illegally re-entering
Rick has been denied
bail four times and was labeled a "flight risk."