Tila Tequila Suicide Hoax Prompts Warning From LAPD
The Los Angeles Police Department over the weekend issued a warning to reality television star Tila "Tequila" Nguyen after receiving calls to check on her welfare. She tweeted disturbing, bloody pictures of herself and then stated that "I feel tired. I'm going to take my medicine and sleep all day. Don't worry about me." It was apparently a hoax, but some of her followers thought she might have harmed herself and called the cops.
The tweets blamed "Jane" -- a possible multiple-personality character of her own making -- for cuts that she said were made to her arm (but that apparently turned out to be fake).
Nguyen subsequently removed the bloody pictures from her site saying, via Twitter, "Calm the f--- down! I ain't trying to commit no suicide you dumbf---s! Well that's the last time I will EVER share somethin w/u idiots!"
According to X-17, police received "numerous" 911 calls about the original tweets and sent out at least one unit from the North Hollywood Division to conduct a "welfare check" before issuing Nguyen some kind of warning.
Nguyen is booked to appear on reality show Celebrity Rehab 4. Ironically, in her famous dust-up with San Diego Charger Shawne Merriman, her ex-boyfriend, she denied claims she was drunk, saying she's allergic to alcohol. Tila Tequila? Really? Lately she's taken to calling Lindsay Lohan Lindsay Blowhan.
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