Singer Wyclef Jean says he was ‘mistaken’ for robber, detained by authorities 03/21/2017 11:16 am PDT Comments Brad Barket/Getty Images for Ozy Fusion Fest/KTLA By Anthony Kurzweil and Christina Pascucci, KTLA 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. FULL STORY: Singer Wyclef Jean says he was 'mistaken' for robber, detained by authorities in West Hollywood - KTLA #California #Celebrity #CelebrityNews #KTLA #LosAngeles #SouthernCalifornia Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.