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Elk Grove man handcuffs himself and calls 911 for help. Police arrest him for unrelated charge

Handcuffed and desperate, an Elk Grove man called 911 but didn’t exactly find the help he wanted.

The man, who called after locking himself in handcuffs, found himself under arrest by Elk Grove police after officers discovered he was wanted for an unrelated arrest, police said in a Twitter post Tuesday.

Elk Grove police officers responded to a man’s 911 call asking for help removing handcuffs he had placed on himself, said Officer Jason Jimenez, spokesman for the Elk Grove Police Department.

The man stood in front of his home with his hands handcuffed in front of him, according to Jimenez. Sacramento County Main Jail records identified him as Leopoldo Anthony Ulloa, 32.

The department’s communications center checked Ulloa’s record and found he had an outstanding warrant, Jimenez said.

“So we switched our handcuffs for his & took him to the jail,” the department said in the tweet.

Jimenez said he did not know why Ulloa handcuffed himself.

Ulloa, who is ineligible for bail, faces a charge of felony vandalism. His next court appearance is Monday.