NEW YORK (CBS) A member of Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa's entourage learned the meaning of the old adage "If it seems too good to be true, it probably is" after he was scammed out of his jewelry and cash Monday in Times Square, according to a report.
Julian Wimbush, 26, who does merchandising for the "Black and Yellow" rapper, apparently lacked street smarts when a man approached him around 5:00 a.m. near the posh InterContinental Hotel in Manhattan and asked if he "wanted a girl," reports The New York Post.
According to sources, Wimbush followed the man to an undisclosed building where he was told to take off his jewelry and remove his wallet - containing $750 - and cell phone from his pants before he was instructed to walk through a metal detector, reports to The Post.
Wimbush turned over the items to the man, who then dashed off with his belongings.
Humiliated by the incident, Wimbush reportedly fabricated a story to police saying that he was robbed by four men, but later came clean, says the paper.
Wimbush was one of nine members of Khalifa's entourage who were arrested along with the rapper Nov. 8 at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C. on drug-related charges.
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