A video of Marilyn Manson being handcuffed by police at the Impact Music Festival has been circulating online after the singer posted it on Instagram. Now, it appears the whole thing was just a joke, with The Bangor Maine Police Department having shared an amusing apology.
The Bangor Maine Police Department said the following:
“In the interest of saving us a whole lot of call-backs, Marilyn Manson was merely handcuffed and released immediately thereafter.
Officer Curtis Grenier, typically listening to only Enya, and a little bit of Oasis, was posted backstage during the Impact Music Festival. He did not recognize Mr. Manson without his stage makeup- our apologies.
Later, when approaching Rob Zombie, Officer Grenier was overheard saying, “I have never seen him in the Walking Dead, so I don’t know what the big deal is.”
Grenier has been spoken to and relieved of back-stage concert related duties for the foreseeable future. The Chief has determined that Grenier can work backstage during Lord of the Dance or anything related to Disney.
Keep your hands to yourself, leave other people’s things alone, and be kind to one another.
We will be here.
With the Beautiful People.
In other news, while onstage with Rob Zombie at Heavy Montreal, Manson laughed off “the flu” that caused him to miss his Toronto, ON performance. It’s worth noting, Zombie mentioned that Manson is “a lover of all things cotton,” which could be a reference to drugs, or simply a joke.