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Cops arrest man who sought help removing handcuffs

Dickinson,North Dakota 58602
The Dickinson Press
Cops arrest man who sought help removing handcuffs
Dickinson North Dakota 1815 1st Street West 58602

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.