Handcuffed highway walker: I was abducted by police impersonators



A Miami-Dade man found walking along the Palmetto Expressway with his hands cuffed behind his back says he was kidnapped by police impersonators.

The man told the real police when he left his house in the 15000 block of SW 43rd Lane Friday morning several guys jumped out of a black Suburban decked out with what looked like police lights and told him he was under arrest. They then handcuffed him and forced him into the SUV.

The man reportedly told police escaped by jumping out of the vehicle while it was on State Road 826 near Okeechobee Road.

Police said the handcuffs on the man were not official law enforcement issue.

Investigators are interviewing the man to verify his story.

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