Cops arrest man who sought help removing handcuffs

BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts man who walked into a
police station and asked for help removing a pair of handcuffs
dangling from one wrist ended up wearing another pair instead.
Barnstable, Mass., police Sgt. Sean Sweeney said 21-year-old
Allahmanamjad (el-ah-MAN'-a-jahd) Barbel showed up Tuesday claiming
he couldn't get off the cuffs his sister slipped on him at a
child's birthday party.
Police ran Barbel's name through the state warrant system and
discovered he had outstanding warrants on charges of driving with a
suspended license, leaving the scene of an accident, threatening to
commit a crime and making annoying phone calls.
Sweeney said police removed the cuffs - then slipped on a new
pair to arrest him.
They never confirmed his story about the party.


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