Newswire: Wyclef Jean mistakenly handcuffed by LAPD

In a news story that, depressingly, barely qualifies as news these days, Buzzfeed reports that musician Wyclef Jean was handcuffed by the LAPD last night, on the grounds that he “matched the description” of a person being sought in connection with an armed robbery. According to the LAPD, Jean—who’d just left the studio after working with rapper T-Baby—matched several characteristics of the man who allegedly robbed a nearby gas station, including “wearing a red bandana” and being in the front seat of a vehicle that was similar to one the robber was driving. Also, he’s black, not that anybody was saying that part out loud.

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

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