Staged as a joke, Marilyn Manson took to Instagram to post videos of him being handcuffed. After performing at the Impact Music Festival in Bangor, Maine, Manson posted the clip and it garnered around a hundred thousand likes. To clear the confusion and actually understand that Manson was in indeed not arrested, the Bangor Police Department issued a statement on their Facebook page saying:
“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.
The video—and Manson’s sense of humor—can be viewed below and further context/info can be viewed here.
Photo Credit: Owen Ela