Man arrested for stealing his own pressure cooker

05/06/2010 4:22 PM

05/06/2010 4:23 PM

SANTA CLARA, Cuba, May 6 (José Guillén / - Leonardo Díaz says he taken to the police station in handcuffs on Tuesday because he didn't have proof of purchase of a pressure cooker he was taking to a repair shop.

Díaz said two policemen stopped him on the street because they claimed he looked suspicious. When they looked in the bag he was carrying and saw the used pressure cooker and arrested him on grounds of theft. They told him there had been a rash of thefts of pressure cookers in Santa Clara.

Díaz said fluctuating electric current had burned out the cooker so he needed to have it repaired.

Díaz was released after his wife brought a receipt for purchase of the cooker.

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