A Brooklyn photographer has a video of a New York City Police officer arresting him and claiming that a two-finger ring he was wearing was actually brass knuckles.
According to Andre Perry, two undercover officers approached him at Union Station in November, and told him that his ring was considered a deadly weapon.
In a post on Facebook, Perry explained that he was handcuffed, and detained overnight.
“It made me very upset when I was being held in jail. I was sitting next to people who actually committed crimes. I bought this ring with the intent of wearing it as jewelry. I’ve been wearing it for over a year, and never had a problem, Perry told DNA info in New York.
Perry said that he had bought the ring at a Williamsburg flea market. It is marketed by Dallas & Dynasty as a $30 fashion accessory.
The photographer, who shot ads for Reebok, Brooklyn Circus and Nordstrom, is now facing charges for two counts of criminal possession of a weapon.
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Women, beware of those large two-finger rings! They may be considered a weapon.
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