The rapper will also pick up trash at an Orange County park

By Tim Nudd
Updated October 11, 2007 05:00 PM
Credit: Mel Melcon/AP

Snoop Dogg will spend his 160 hours of community service cleaning up an Orange County park, after pleading guilty last month to a felony weapons charge.

Snoop’s chores will include “raking leaves, washing cars, cleaning toilets (and) picking up litter,” according to The Orange County Register. The name of the park was not released, in an attempt to keep fans at bay. It is also unclear when he will begin.

Andre Manssourian, a deputy district attorney in Orange County, said he expects Snoop will do a fine job. “My understanding is that he chose this [work],” he said. “I look forward to his hours of community service [to] help maintain Orange County and keep it beautiful.”

Snoop’s attorney, Donald Etra, says his client wants to pay his debt and get on with things. “He will do whatever it takes,” Etra said. “He will be making the park a better place for Orange County.”

Etra added that Snoop (real name: Calvin Broadus) does not see the work as menial. “Snoop has never pretended to be other than a man of the people,” he said.

The 35-year-old rap star was arrested in September 2006 while trying to board a plane with a 20-inch collapsible baton in a computer bag. Last month he pleaded guilty to felony possession of a deadly weapon.