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Did Rodney King Get Pulled Over Just Before Milestone "Beating" Anniversary?

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Just one day ahead of the 20th anniversary of his infamous and incendiary videotaped beating by Los Angeles Police Department officers, Rodney King found himself being pulled over and cited.

The story was first reported late yesterday by gossip site TMZ, who say police in Arcadia "received a complaint about a man driving recklessly in a green Mitsubishi Tuesday afternoon ... and when they located the vehicle, they saw King behind the wheel."

King was pulled over, and he admitted his license had expired, for which he was issued a citation.

However, Arcadia Patch sees a couple of holes in TMZ's story: "Lt. Roy Nakamura of the Arcadia Police Department could not confirm it was the same Rodney King involved in the 1991 beating." Plus, they add, while TMZ says this happened Tuesday, "Lt. Nakamura said King was pulled over Wednesday afternoon at about 4:16 p.m."