An eight-year-old boy had to be freed by firefighters after getting stuck in a pair of handcuffs he found in his mother's bedroom.Firefighters took the schoolboy to Copnor Fire Station in Portsmouth, Hampshire.
The crew had to use industrial metal cutters to free the boy.
The cuffs were described as made of "hardened steel" and not meant as a toy.Firefighter Dan French told Portsmouth's The News: 'The little boy came to the fire station with his grandmother and had the cuffs hanging from one wrist.
"Before we released him I asked if he was on the run from the police but he assured me he wasn't.
"And then his grandmother said he'd found the cuffs in his mother's bedroom.
"She immediately realised what she'd said and put her hand over her mouth.
"It's beyond my wildest imagination why someone would keep handcuffs in their bedroom!"
well its not beyond my imagination. in fact, my imagination runs wekk beyond handcuffs....but thats another story. lets just say that mom has so "splain'in to do".