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Be carefull what you are doing with your MP3 Player. :eek:


Armed police arrested a man listening to his MP3 player and took a sample of his DNA after a fellow commuter mistook the music player for a gun.

Darren Nixon had been waiting at a bus stop in Stoke-on-Trent on his way home from work when a woman saw him reach into his pocket and take out a black Phillips MP3 player. The woman thought it was a pistol and called 999.

Police tracked 28-year-old Nixon using CCTV, sending three cars to follow him. When he got off the bus, armed officers surrounded him. He was driven to a police station, kept in a cell and had his fingerprints, photograph and DNA taken.

He was freed when Staffordshire police realised it was a false alarm - but will now have his DNA stored on a national database for life with a record that he was arrested on suspicion of a firearms offence.

"It was unreal," he told the Metro newspaper. "I had a completely clean record before this, and have always been a law-abiding citizen."

Nixon, a mechanic, said that as he got off the bus and started to walk home on January 26, he saw a policeman gesture but could not hear what he said.

"I turned the music off and they were telling me to put my hands up in the air," he added.

"My heart was racing a mile a minute. One of them was hiding behind a car door, looking down his sights at me, and the other was shouting orders and pointing a gun at me.

"It was a pretty scary experience. I had no idea what was going on."

Nixon has received an apology from Staffordshire police.

"'We received a report from a member of the public who had seen a man appear to pull a hand gun from a jacket pocket, grip it with both hands and aim it," a Staffordshire police spokesman said.

"An operation was put in place and a man matching the description was detained."

He said the description was "extremely good", enabling officers to act quickly.

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What a stupid, paranoid women ringing the Rozzers cos she thought she saw a gun....:rolleyes:
At least your man has a good story to tell the mates. How exhillarating it must have been to have the cops pointing a gun at you.
 

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PrinceZane said:
No green apples I guess then unless you want to be a grenade wielding terrorist
I forget where but a guy got shot because he was eating a pear and the police thought it was a gernaed.
 

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Dan_Utd said:
I forget where but a guy got shot because he was eating a pear and the police thought it was a gernaed.
*sigh* some people make me sad to be a human.

Pandas and Penguins win at life :D
 
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