Grammy-winning singer Wyclef Jean was detained and placed in handcuffs early Tuesday morning in Los Angeles after being mistaken for a suspect in a nearby robbery. Jean posted a video of the incident which you can watch below and responded on Twitter early Tuesday morning.
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
“I am sure no father wants his sons or daughters to see him in handcuffs especially if he is innocent,’ Jean said in a written statement. “As someone who has law enforcers in my family, I was appalled by the behavior of the LAPD.”
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Wyclef Jean detained by police over mistaken identity