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German NBA star: Police mistakenly put Dennis Schröder in handcuffs


Just now on the basketball court, suddenly arrested as an alleged car thief: The police in Los Angeles stopped the German NBA professional Dennis Schröder on the way home. The error cleared up quickly.

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NBA professional Dennis Schröder

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After the home win against the San Antonio Spurs, NBA professional Dennis Schröder was stopped by the police on his way home.

The van of the German national basketball team captain was stopped on Thursday evening because there was a suspicion that the car had been stolen.

The Los Angeles Lakers point guard had to step out with his hands up and was briefly handcuffed.

A friend who was driving the car was forced to lie on the ground at a gas station with his arms and legs spread.

Minutes later, the clarification came: It was a misunderstanding.

Schröder sat in the back of the big van.

After the police forcefully asked him to slowly get out, he did so with his hands on his head, as the Braunschweig native described the events on his YouTube channel.

“When I was with them, they put my arms down and handcuffed me.

But also really jerky.

And I think to myself: Huh, what happened?” the 29-year-old reported.

"It was like being a criminal"

“If I tell you, there were 20, 25, 30 cars at the end.

So real alarm.

I see shotguns, pistols, Uzis and I have no idea what kind of guns they had.

It was like being a criminal doing something.

That was crazy.

I've never seen anything like it," Schröder continued.

The police thought the car was stolen.

Schröder was then able to clarify that the license plates came from his Cadillac, which he had sold a year earlier.

“In the end they did well and helped us.

Then everything cleared up.

Luckily nothing happened to anyone.

Then we got home safely,” said the family man.


Source: spiegel

All sports articles on 2023-01-27

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