New York City Police arrested Cyndi Lauper’s son Declyn “Dex” Thornton Lauper on Thursday after officers allegedly found him sitting in a stolen car, People reports.
The NYPD claim they initially saw the 2014 Mercedes Benz C350 when it was double-parked in upper Manhattan. After a quick check, they realised the vehicle had been reported as stolen two years before.
Officers arrested Dex and charged him with felony unauthorised use of a vehicle. He was eventually released with a desk appearance ticket for a future court date.
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Lauper and Dex’s reps have not responded to requests for comment, People also reported.
The 24-year-old is the only-child of 80s pop artist Lauper and her actor husband David Thornton.
He is a musician and rapper who has collaborated with artists such as G-Eazy in the past.
Dex also has a significant social media following with over 2.3 million Instagram followers and a Twitch channel where he occasionally streams.
Lauper has previously spoken about the impact their family’s fame has had on Dex growing up.
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In an interview with The Guardian she said, “people look at him, and he feels the pressure of being my son.”
The Lauper family briefly appeared together on Cyndi’s reality series Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual in 2013.
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