ABERDEEN — After a trespassing suspect was processed and released from the city jail in Aberdeen police noticed something was missing — their handcuffs.
They had been removed and left on a table Tuesday when the man was released.
Sgt. Art Laur said video showed the man took them. He went straight to a pawn shop. The operator recognized police markings and held them for police.
The man was caught in a nearby parking lot and taken back to jail in a different pair of handcuffs.
Laur said the original pair are out of service now. They’re being held as evidence on a felony charge of trafficking in stolen property.
Laur said the 43-year-old transient has a record of trespassing and theft arrests related to shoplifting.