Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Cleveland Rap Group Makes Music Video, Then Robs Woman

Posted By on Thu, Jul 6, 2017 at 12:16 PM

click to enlarge Screenshot from the group's music video for "Playing With Fire." - PHOTO VIA YOUTUBE
  • Photo via YouTube
  • Screenshot from the group's music video for "Playing With Fire."
Members of Cleveland hip-hop group Cake Boy Rich have been accused of stealing a woman's purse, shortly after wrapping up a music video shoot for their song "Playing With Fire."

According to police reports, the group saw a 58-year-old woman nearby and asked if she wanted to buy a copy of their album. But when she reached for the CD, one of the group members grabbed her purse, pulling the woman's arm into the car where it was caught in the door.

The driver then sped away with the woman's arm still in the door, pulling her about 40 feet. She went to Cleveland Clinic to treat a fractured hand, according to police reports.

Hours after the robbery, the guys of Cake Boy Rich somehow then felt good enough to upload their music video to member Odell Spencer's account. Investigators were then able to search through the group's music videos to spot the vehicle Spencer allegedly drove when the robbery occurred, police reports say.

Spencer, 21, who is a former Shaker Heights football star, has been charged with aggravated robbery and there is a warrant out for his arrest. According to his personal Instagram, he describes himself as an "inspiring actor" and has made a post claiming innocence saying, "non bothered by false allegations."

There have not been any charges made against the member accused of grabbing the woman's purse.

Below, you can watch Cake Boy Rich's video, filmed in the Fairfax neighborhood right before the robbery:

Tags: , , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Cleveland Scene works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Cleveland and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Cleveland's true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 23, 2020

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.