About Our People Legal Stuff
Wyclef Jean performing live at Liseberg Amusement Park                                    Featuring: Wyclef Jean                  Where: Gothenburg, Sweden                  When: 28 May 2015                  Credit: Emelie Andersson/

Wyclef Jean was 'appalled' at being mistaken for a robber and handcuffed by deputies


Grammy-winning singer Wyclef Jean was handcuffed early Tuesday morning. 

He said he did nothing wrong. He merely matched the description of someone who robbed a gas station next door. Jean tweeted a video recorded as he was being handcuffed. 

"The LAPD have me in cuffs for absolutely nothing," Jean said in the video. He told the police in a second video he was heading back from the studio and would sue the Los Angeles Police Department. He was actually handcuffed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Here are the videos Jean posted.

LAPD was quick to point out it was not involved. 

I was instantly handcuffed before being asked to identify myself. Nor was I told why I was being cuffed ... I was treated like a criminal.
Wyclef Jean

LACSD Sergeant D. Walker told USA Today Jean matched the description of an armed robbery suspect nearby. He said Jean was detained but not arrested, and released after it was confirmed that police had the wrong man. Deputies later apologized.

Jean retweeted Black Lives Matter leader DeRay McKesson saying, "We are all suspects."

He also vented on Twitter after the incident.

Trump warned Republicans that voting against the GOP health plan may cost them their seats

WATCH | For more news you need, check out our 60 Second Circa.

Read Comments
Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest Linked In List Menu Enlarge Gallery Info Menu Close Angle Down Angle Up Angle Left Angle Right Grid Grid Play Align Left Search Youtube Mail Mail Angle Down Bookmark