Cops called after Airbnb customers were mistaken for robbers



An Airbnb customer might not be writing the most rave review about his latest stay.

Cops were called to a local residence in Atlanta this weekend after a neighbor reported a burglary. When police arrived, they discovered that the two men accused of being robbers were actually just renting the Decatur-area through Airbnb, according to The Atlanta-Journal Constitution.

The renter was D.C.-based rapper Stefan Grant, aka STEFisDOPE. He and four other guests were renting the property while attending the A3C Festival over the weekend.

Grant documented the entire experience on social media.

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The rapper and his friends were getting cozy in their abode when two officers arrived at the home.

"My boy Xali was out on the deck chilling, and then I heard him be like, 'Yo come to the back!'" Grant told Slate.

The 23-year-old said in a video tweet that the cops arrived because neighbors thought they were robbing the house, but the cops were "pretty cool."



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Grant then snapped a selfie of his law enforcing friends and himself. The picture went viral after he posted it on social media.

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Grant told Slate that the entire incident was "unexpected."

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In another video posted to Twitter, Grant meets another neighbor checking in on the house who walked through the door without asking.



The rapper later met the neighbor who called the cops on the renters, who apologized. The neighbor explained that there had been a string of robberies in the neighborhood. She didn't realize that the home was being used for Airbnb and called the cops when she couldn't get in contact with the homeowner.

But Grant took the entire experience in stride. The D.C. resident told Slate that he tries to "smile and laugh at everything."

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