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Police officer gets stuck in own handcuffs, rescued by firefighters

/ 06:20 PM August 20, 2020
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A police officer in England, United Kingdom, had to call for help after getting stuck in his own handcuffs, an ordeal he joked “could well make [his] career.”

Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service reported the incident, which occurred last Tuesday, Aug. 18, via its official Twitter account on the same day.

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“Police Officer released from handcuffs after they had failed, used pedal cutters to release,” they said.

Scott Renwick, a core training sergeant for Northamptonshire Police, still got to laugh at himself and even took to Twitter on Tuesday to address the somewhat hilarious incident.

“Well that wasn’t a good start to the day. Thanks to @northantsfire for cutting me out of some broken cuffs. #NotFunny. I would have laughed too!!” he said, sharing a photo of the faulty hinged handcuffs.

Renwick also admitted that as the fire and rescue service was next door, he just walked over to ask for assistance.

Making hundreds laugh as his story went viral, Renwick noted in another tweet: “If I put a smile on a single face during these difficult times my job is done.”  /ra

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