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Singer and actress Cyndi Lauper’s son, Declyn “Dex” Thornton Lauper, was arrested this week on a stolen vehicle charge after police spotted him in the driver’s seat of a car in New York that had previously been reported stolen.
The 24-year-old was arrested around 1:40 am Thursday after the NYPD noticed a 2014 Mercedes-Benz illegally double-parked at the corner of West 140th Street and Broadway, police said.
Police used a computer check to determine that the vehicle was stolen.
The car was reported stolen two years ago and the plates were registered to a different vehicle, TMZ reported. Declyn Lauper is charged with a felony count of unauthorized use of a vehicle.
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Declyn had shared a video of what appeared to be his arrest to his Instagram account.
He was released with a desk appearance ticket for a future court date, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office said, according to the New York Post.
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Declyn is a rapper who has collaborated with G-Easy. He is also an actor whose works include appearing in the animated series, “Bob’s Burgers.”
He is the only child of Cyndi Lauper and her husband, actor David Thornton.
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The family starred together in one season of the reality TV series, “Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual,” which aired in 2013.