TMZ reports that Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker believes an LAPD officer pulled him over, and immediately labeled him a drug-toting gang member -- and says it's second time he's been "profiled" by law enforcement.
Barker was recently pulled over in L.A. for not having a front license plate on his custom Chevy.
According to Barker's rep, the officer “gave him the ‘ol once-over, saw his head-to-toe tats, then accused him of having drugs and weapons in the car. He was also accused of having gang ties, and was asked to have his car searched by the officer -- which Barker allowed him to do. He ultimately got off with a fix-it ticket -- but he's still angry because the same exact thing happened about a year ago ... when an LAPD officer slapped him with a ticket for no plates and tinted windows.
Barker believes profiling is NOT okay -- but acknowledges that not all cops do it.”
TMZ also spoke with an LAPD rep, who refused to comment on the drummer’s profiling accusation, but the rep did say that Travis is welcome to come in to any station to sit down and talk about the situation.