Wyclef Jean Detained By LAPD
Wyclef Jean was detained in Los Angeles after police mistook him for a gas station robber.
The Grammy Award-winning musician took to Twitter early Tuesday morning to detail the incident and voice his frustration with “another case of mistaken identity.”
LAPD another case of mistaken identity. Black man with red bandana robbed a gas station as I was in the studio working but im in handcuffs?
Why am I in Handcuffs!!!!!????? This is what I said to the LAPD after they put me in Handcuffs…
I was asked by the police to Put my hands up. Then I was told do not move. I was instantly hand cuffed before being asked to identify myself.
Nor was I told why I was being cuffed. In the process I said my name and told them they have wrong person.
They proceeded to ignore me and I was treated like a criminal until other police showed up and pointed out they had wrong person.
I am sure no father wants his sons or daughters to see him in Handcuffs especially if he is innocent.
As some one who has law enforcers in my family, I was appalled by this behavior of the LAPD.
Below is video of Wyclef being detained:
LAPD another case of mistaken identity. Black man with red bandana robbed a gas station as I was in the studio working but im in handcuffs? pic.twitter.com/vjRfJUkooA
— Wyclef Jean (@wyclef) March 21, 2017
As terrible as this is…I’m happy Clef made it out alive.
This could have went completely left especially considering the fact that they thought he was someone who had robbed a gas station.
Sadly, this type of thing happens every day.