Detroit Police need public's help identifying boy seen on surveillance video wearing handcuffs

Posted at 6:36 PM, Feb 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-27 19:06:53-05

In a strange coincidence, the surveillance cameras at Nino's liquor store that captured the abduction of 13-year-old Deontae Mitchell have now recorded an unidentified boy wearing handcuffs.

The boy indicated to witnesses that he'd been kidnapped.

Detroit Police are seeking the public's help in identifying the boy to find out if he's safe.

The boy walked into the store Wednesday around 1:00 p.m. and, at first, stated that he'd been playing with friends when he accidentally handcuffed himself, but he later stated to witnesses that he had been kidnapped.

Witnesses called 911, but when officers arrived, the boy was gone.

Nino's liquor store is located on the corner of East Warren and Buckingham on Detroit's east side.

Click on the video to see the boy police are trying to locate.

Anyone with information is urged to contact DPD's 5th Precinct at 313-596-5500.