While there are criminals being released from prison things like this are happening. A Colorado man was handcuffed for allegedly violating a social distancing order.

This happened in front os his wife and 6-year-old daughter. Matt Mooney, the man who was arrested, said his daughter was terrified that he was going to be arrested.

The father tried to reassure his daughter he was doing nothing wrong when they were playing tee-ball in the park, but the was still handcuffed in front of her.

Per KDVR:

Matt Mooney feels Brighton police owe him a huge apology. The 33-year-old says he was handcuffed at Donelson Park in front of his 6-year-old daughter Sunday afternoon after police told him he violated the state’s social distancing guidelines.

Mooney told the FOX31 Problem Solvers he refused to provide his identification to three police officers because he was confident he wasn’t doing anything unlawful by playing tee-ball with his wife and daughter at the park.

“She’s like, ‘Daddy, I don’t want you to get arrested.’ At this point I’m thinking, ‘There’s no way they’re going to arrest me, this is insane.’ I’m telling her, ‘Don’t worry, Daddy’s not going to get arrested. I’ve done nothing wrong. Don’t worry about it,’ and then they arrest me.”

Brighton City Councilman Kirby Wallin recorded the incident.

The Brighton Police Department issued a statement on Facebook regarding the issue:

“The Brighton Police Department is conducting an investigation into a situation that occurred late this afternoon at Donelson Park. This is an active investigation and so we are unable to provide additional information until the investigation is complete.”

It's a crazy world out there right now, that's for sure.

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