The headline read, Mall Security Officer Handcuffs Self by Accident. And immediately we knew that we had a blog entry.
It happened at the popular Quaker Bridge Mall on Route 1 in Lawrenceville. For reasons not reported, a 19-year-old security guard working at Macy’s cuffed himself with his own handcuffs... and then could not remove them.
Police were called. Ultimately, fire department bolt cutters were used to free the hapless security guard.
Incidentally, the mall does not refer to such personnel as "security guards." They are titled "loss prevention officers." Perhaps this is a good idea, since people who trap themselves in their own handcuffs are not likely to provide shoppers with any real sense of security.