Marilyn Manson shared a short clip of himself being handcuffed by a young cop on Instagram.
It happened at the backstage of Impact Music Festival in Bangor, Maine. Manson posted two posts, with the first saying "I don't like the drugs..." and the second post containing the handcuff video with "But the cops like me..."
Bangor Maine Police Department shared a lighthearted statement on Facebook, putting the blame on the same cop who did not know anything about rock music.
“In the interest of saving us a whole lot of call-backs, Marilyn Manson was merely handcuffed and released immediately thereafter," they said. "Officer Curtis Grenier, typically listening to only Enya, and a little bit of Oasis, was posted backstage during the Impact Music Festival. He did not recognise Mr Manson without his stage makeup -- our apologies."
Unlike ordinary cops, it was evident that Officer Grenier did not do his research before starting his shift at the event. With technology so advanced these days, why couldn't he just search up Manson on Google via his smartphone? At least the phone could outsmart him.
The department continued to say, “Later, when approaching Rob Zombie, Officer Grenier was overheard saying, ‘I have never seen him in The Walking Dead, so I don't know what the big deal is,'" they wrote. "Grenier has been spoken to and relieved of backstage concert related duties for the foreseeable future. The Chief has determined that Grenier can work backstage during Lord of the Dance or anything related to Disney.”
We're not sure how Grenier came to be a cop if he is as clueless as he is during this incident. UCR suspects it's merely a publicity stunt. Regardless, it perfectly depicts the society we're in today where cops have the authority to arrest anyone with no basis whatsoever.Manson is currently on tour with Rob Zombie in North America.