LOS ANGELES -- (KTLA) -- Music artist Wyclef Jean took to social media Tuesday after he says he was "mistaken" for a robber and detained by authorities in West Hollywood.
The incident began when deputies responded to an armed robbery call near the Hustler Hollywood store on Sunset Boulevard about 1 a.m., said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Walker.
The victims of that robbery told investigators they had been pistol whipped and robbed, Walker said.
They described the robber as a black man wearing a gray or dark colored hoodie and a red bandana who fled in a gold or tan sedan with dealership plates.
Deputies located a vehicle in the area that matched the description and pulled it over, Walker said.
At that point, a woman exited the vehicle, followed by Jean and they were detained, Walker said.
Jean posted a video on Twitter showing himself in handcuffs.
“LAPD another case of mistaken identity. Black man with red bandana robbed a gas station as I was in the studio working but im in handcuffs?” Jean posted along with the video.
Jean also tweeted that he was being "treated like a criminal" and was "appalled" by the behavior of the authorities.