Tech Trouble : Man arrested after mp3 player was mistaken as a gun
We all like to fancy gadgets don’t we but these gadgets can get us into trouble also. Its hard to believe but that’s what happened to a 28 year old mechanic from the UK. He was arrested at gunpoint after his mp3 player was mistaken for a gun by the policeman.
Nixon was returning home from a bus and was changing tracks on his mp3 player. A passenger on the bus raised the alarm and tipped the police thinking that Nixon had a gun. The police then chased him and managed to confront him near his home at gunpoint.
Nixon said “I was shocked and had no idea what was going on. That was when I took my earphones out and they were shouting at me not to make any sudden movements. I dread to think what might have happened if I’d put my hand in my pocket. My legs turned to jelly as they handcuffed me and read me my rights”
He was searched and fingerprinted by the police officers and his DNA swab was taken after which he was released. And all this record will be kept on a file as he was arrested .