Cop gets stuck in handcuffs while showing them to new recruits
In an incident that would not seem out of place in a slapstick comedy, a police officer got stuck in handcuffs while showing new recruits how to use them.
The incident occurred in the United Kingdom (UK) when the Northamptonshire Police officer was demonstrating the use of the hinged handcuffs, according to news reports.
Scott Renwick, a core training sergeant with Northamptonshire Police, reportedly had to call the fire service after getting trapped in the faulty pair of handcuffs. He was forced to walk to the fire station, where firefighters used pedal cutters to free him.
The training sergeant thanked Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service for rescuing him from the cuffs and later tweeted a picture.
“Well that wasn’t a good start to the day. Thanks for cutting me out of some broken cuffs,” he wrote in Tweeter while sharing an image of the handcuffs.
The fire department also tweeted about the incident – which has become a source of amusement from Mr Renwick’s colleagues as well as Twitter users.
Scott Renwick, while not thrilled about the mishap, said he was happy that it made people smile. “If I put a smile on a single face during these difficult times my job is done,” he tweeted.