WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (FOX 11 / CNS) - Grammy award winning singer Wyclef Jean lashed out on Twitter saying he was treated like a criminal, never told why he was being cuffed after deputies looking for a robber briefly detained him.
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
West Hollywood deputies say they were responding to a robbery call at around 1 a.m. near San Vicente Boulevard where a suspect robbed a person at gunpoint and stole their wallet. The victim gave a vehicle description and deputies say Jean's car matched that description.
Why am I in Handcuffs!!!!!????? This is what I said to the LAPD after they put me in Handcuffs… https://t.co/accbcWuAYe— Wyclef Jean (@wyclef) March 21, 2017
Jean was stopped and briefly detained, but as soon as deputies determined he was not involved in the crime, he was released.
The incident was caught on video and posted on Jean's Twitter account. Deputies later found and arrested the actual suspect and recovered the stolen wallet and a gun.
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