Sean Kingston Reportedly Kidnapped by L.A. Jeweler During Watch Exchange

Somebody call 9-1-1!

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Somebody call 9-1-1! Sean Kingston isn't happy after his meeting with a Los Angeles jeweler went horribly wrong. TMZ reports that Kingston has filed a police report, alleging that he was briefly kidnapped during an exchange set up by representatives of Avianne Jewelers on Tuesday night. According to their report, the "Beat It" singer purchased a $225,000 watch from the company and made a deposit of $185,000, but neglected to pay the rest because he didn't believe the watch to be worth any more. The jeweler disagreed, and after an argument, set up a meeting for Kingston to exchange the watch for a less expensive one at 1:50 a.m. in a parking lot in downtown L.A.. As if this weren't sketchy enough, the jeweler reportedly took the singer's watch, but refused to give him the less expensive one promised to him. Kingston says he became very angry, demanding the watch back and refusing to exit their car. This is where it gets really crazy: he claims the jeweler and his crew then locked him in the car, drove to a remote area, and dumped him out of the vehicle. If this is true, it would constitute a legal kidnapping of the Jamaican-American singer.

For his part, Sean took to Twitter to assure his fans that he was okay and that he was looking further into the matter. 

Never trust Avianne jewelers... Period.. Shady business.. GOD never misses anything so we will leave this in his hands but just know KARMA!
Love all the fans.. I'm ok and safe 😬 just hurt to work so hard for something and have someone thinking they can't just take it from you smh

So far there's been no word from Avianne Jewelers, but with serious kidnapping charges pending, that's likely to change. This isn't Kingston's first run-in with a jewelry maker. Earlier this year, he was sued for $356,000 by Avi Da Jeweler after failing to pay for a number of purchases. Hopefully from here on out this can all be settled in court, instead of in desolate Los Angeles parking lots in the middle of the night.

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