Former Fugees member and Haitian presidential aspirant Wyclef Jean found himself in hot soup last night West Hollywood Los Angeles USA. This is after LAPD arrested and handcuffed him as he was driving with his manager and one other lady in his car at around 1:30 am. Reason for arrest? Mistaken identity. The police who arrested him said they were after a robbery suspect who got away in a car similar to the ‘Sweetest Girl’ singer’s after robbing a gas station.Apparently, the robber had a red bandana, like Wyclef Jean’s Haitian one. What a coincidence!
“Why am I in Handcuffs!!!!!????? This is what I said to the LAPD after they put me in Handcuffs for mistaken identity,” Wyclef posted later on on his official Instagram handle. “They proceeded to ignore me and I was treated like a criminal. I am sure no father wants his sons or daughters to see him in Handcuffs especially if he is innocent. As some one who has law enforcers in my family, I was appalled by the bahavior of the LAPD,” he added.
The police decided to cuff him and after holding him for almost six minutes before letting him go. According to TMZ, the real suspect was arrested almost immediately. Here is a video of the star’s arrest.